We were having a cuppa near one flower bed when I asked my husband how bee friendly antirrhinums were as they did not have open flowers and no particular scent? He was doubtful but a few minutes later a bumble bee came by and showed us how it used its weight to open up the bottom of the snap dragon and slip inside completely for a minute or so to get at the pollen.
We have finally got to the end of the broad beans, about 40lbs in the freezer, and the last carrier bag load went next door to our friendly and often helpful neighbours. Husband has started to dig over the area ready for a new crop of something for the late summer - though not sure what! We have moved on to peas and rather a lot of courgettes. Made courgette soup for lunch. Twice as much courgette as potatoes is the basic recipe and then I stirred in some Stilton cheese.
We are currently researching what to grow in the poly tunnel from Sept to Dec to extend the growing season give us fresh food. It seems we could get in french beans and beetroot as well as potatoes and salad leaves,