To my eye this looks like one inebriated bee, O.D-ed on pollen and caught here, flat-out among the rhododendrons at Rosemoor.
It was a year last May and we were on our way back to Shropshire from Cornwall after a very special event, the christening of Graham’s god daughter, and we decided the route home must include a deviation through Great Torrington in Devon, and thus a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Rosemoor. It is a magical place, both of itself and its setting in the River Torridge valley, and you probably need to spend a whole day there to do it justice; or better still, stay several days in Rosemoor House and so see the gardens out of hours. Here are a few of the RHS website highlights – not one garden but several gardens.
And here are some of my highlights, pink and otherwise, though we weren’t too lucky with the light. Click on any image to view as a slide show:
38 thoughts on “Bee-fuddled Bumble ~ A Case Of Too Much Pink?”
Beautiful gardens. And that bee does look a bit drunk 😂
Either that or it’s one very greedy bee. Thanks, Su.
What lovely photos and that pink…wow!
Thank you, Arlene. And unenhanced pink too. It is rather startling 🙂
I often get the feeling that some bees are drunk on nectar. Rosemoor is a lovely garden (as is North Devon actually) and I keep meaning to get up there in the summer to see the roses. All very nice highlights Tish.
Well worth a visit all round.
Have you ever popped down to Hartland Abbey? That has a lovely walled garden and a walk down to the sea too. Very nice in spring.
No, this is new to me. Thank you for the tip. A walled garden and a walk to the sea sounds perfect.
Apparently bees can become inebriated!
Also on pesticides apparently 😦
Oh no 😦
That doesn’t surprise me!
These are stunning. Far too long since I explored these gardens. Devon is calling me today!
Nice time of year to be called there too 🙂
That’s very true. Hmmmm can I squeeze it in before Portugal?!
Inebriated by the delicious nectar! A common sight also in our garden. Bumble bees are often so drunk that they cannot or would not fly away even if you touch and stroke them. Fantastic photos, especially the one with the gateway into the garden. Best wishes! Peter
Many thanks, Peter.
I so love the “drunken” bee and the wildflowers near the tree as splendid
Thank you, June.
Gorgeous. We have the Red Hot Pokers and the Coral Tree at our spot.
My eyes! That isn’t a Coral Tree, is it?
Not absolutely sure what it is. Making a stab for red flower broome.
Another beautiful,lovely garden to visit. I have always wondered about these big pots,urn’s, and standing water. Do they drain?
You can put crocks in the bottom to improve drainage, and/or stand them on specially designed pot feet. I think it’s also down to the kind of compost you use, whether the plant needs added grit or whatever. Taking all those things into account, they can work well.
I mean the large pots just standing around. they don’t seem to be planted .
Just being decorative in the Mediterranean Garden if I remember rightly.
Oh dear! A pollen OD! Well, Mr. Bumble, enjoy your high. Summer’s nearly over.
Yes, it’s certainly winding down. Still bright sunshine today, though the temps have dropped quite dramatically.
Definitely bowl you over pink,Tish 😃😃
Everything looks so lush and there is still a lot of colour. At this time of year, we are only seeing decay.
I like the 3rd photo with the purple balls. I have no idea what it is but they’re pretty.
Assorted alliums – one my favourites at the moment. They are so obliging.
Happy Bumble! And don’t we all like to over indulge in fine surroundings and on the finest of food? By the way, I planted a crab apple tree today. I decided on a columnar tree to go with my 2 other columnar apple trees. https://www.southernwoods.co.nz/shop/malus-ballerina-samba/ Fingers crossed it will grow well.
This looks a very lovely crab apple. I think we have only one columnar variety in the UK, Laura, but they are ideal in smaller gardens. So glad you found a tree to suit. Some time ago I’d thought of a columnar one for the back fence and then forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.
One of my favourite gardens Tish.
I really would love to spend the night there so I could see it in the early morning.
Lady Anne’s garden is the nicest part.
Absolutely gorgeous impressions from a stunning garden, Tish.
Many thanks, Dina 🙂