Who still has bees?
Well we're rapidly heading into Autumn and I've started to remove or cut back any flowers that are past it. There's one plant proving to be a hero when it comes to being a late nectar souce and that is Devil's Bit Scabious. I planted these in spring 2014 and the 7 that got going spent the year forming a strong rosette of lush green leaves. From about early August this year they started shooting up slender stems with attractive blue flowers, now in late september I'd estimate about 100 flowerheads (I'm deadheading in case this encourages new growth) and the 7 plants take up roughly a cubic metre and there's usually about 4-8 bees of different varieties on them.
Plants that did OK later in the year but now have either died down or don't seem to have much interest are: Liatris, Sunflower, Echinacea, Coneflower, Verbena Bonariensis, Marjoram, Globe Thistle, Alliums (garlic onion?), Borage (Bees love but it's such a giant floppy mess of a plant).
Anyone else still seeing bees and if so what flowers are they on? I'm North West based so things take a while to get going up here.