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The bees here love the my hebes too (and I have a lot of them – hebes, and bees!)
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I only have two pink shrubs. I’m glad to have something else to flower for the bees.
I have, maybe a dozen different varieties, and lots and lots of seeds coming up everywhere at the moment that I’m hoping to transplant.
They self-seed? Hey, there might be benefit in my lack of the annual weed this December! Do they grow true to the parent plant colour?
The ones I have planted did. I have whites, purples, pinks, pink/whites, purple/whites, and many tones in between, short rounds, long fingers, fat buds and variegated foliage. They are hardy, you can chop them down to hardly anything and they grow back, and they are green all year, what more could you ask from a plant.
Hebes are so pretty, Christine — it’s a pity the possums like them so much 😦
Do they eat them, then? Didn’t know that – or do they just go frolicking in them and wrecking them?
Oh no – they eat them completely! Last autumn I had the most gorgeous hebes just outside my study window, but now they’re simply skeleton plants. Just dead sticks 😦
It’s you, Paula! Thanks for dropping by. For a sec I thought I was talking to Sue, lucky I didn’t put in a name. 🙂
Don’t think I have seen Hebes. Very pretty flower – Sue
I didn’t know what they were when I bought them, but they grow well. I cut mine back every year to stop them going leggy. Lots of varieties and colours (especially in New Zealand) – this one has a specific name which I couldn’t be bothered checking. 🙂
Love the bee’s cute little face! Your phone takes really good photos.
Hi MJ, I was really pleased how well the photo came out – I must have been holding it in exactly the right place so it wouldn’t become grainy when I cropped it. The middle one looks like it has eyebrows!
Hey! Just nicked over to your place – checking -and I see that you’re posting again. Yayyyy! All the best to you and yours for 2016.
Amazing photograph: such clear, vivid colors and minute detail.
Not bad for a cheap phone camera! Of course, if one takes about 40 images, one is bound to get a good one now and then! I was pretty amazed at that face-on bee though! Being overcast must have let the macro lense lock in better.
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