Monday 24 April 2023

Azaleas and Rhododendrons in the Botanics

 We particularly love visiting The Royal Botanic Gardens at this time of year. There's a long season of azaleas and rhododendrons, with different species and varieties coming into bloom at different times during March and April. 

We last visited towards the end of March and saw a wonderful variety of blooms, which you can see in this post

We visited again this weekend and here are some of the lovely blooms we saw: 

many of the azalea bushes have lots of lichens growing through them, which look beautiful.

I managed to capture this Buff Tailed Bumblebee on camera 

Even nicer to see was this Hairy Footed Flower Bee, apparently Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens is one of the favourite places for these bees

This Woodpigeon was very curious about us, and circled round us a few times while we were sitting on a bench admiring the azaleas

1 comment:

Jenn Jilks said...

So good to see them!