Today Bug Life launched an initiative to encourage wildlife flower meadow corridors for bees and other insects.
A must-have shrub for me to encourage bumble bees, bees and hover flies is Daphne bholua.
It has an intoxicating scent and is a magnet for pollen and nectar seeking insects.
The above bumble bee looks like Bombus terrestris which is described as very common and nests below ground.
This looks like a Honey bee worker, which is unsurprising as one of my neighbours has a hive.