Winter Solstice Flowers in Ashburton, Devon. UKDecember 21st  2017  Max Temp  13C

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Winter Solstice Flowers in Ashburton, Devon.  UK
December 21st  2017  Max Temp  13C

Quince
Cydonia japonica  G

Treacle Mustard
Erysimum cheiranthoides  W

Daphne
Daphne bholua G

Heather
Erica carnea  W

Corydalis
Corydalis lutea  W

Ivy-leaved Toadflax
Cymbalaria muralis  W

Cyclamen
Cyclamen spX

Penstemon
Penstemon barbatus X  G

Winter  Pansey
Viola japonica  G

Salvia “Lipstick
Salvia greggii  G

Thrift
Armeria maritima  G

Goundsel
Senecio vulgaris  W

Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majusX   G

Sow Thistle
Sonchus arvensis  W

Common Daisy
Bellis perennis W

Welsh Poppy
Mecanopsis cambrica  G

Pelargonium Hybrid
Pelargonium hortorumX  G

Fuchsia ‘Encliandra’
Fuchsia microphylla  G

Thrift
Armeria maritimaX  G

Stinking Hellebore
Helleborus foetidus  GW

Sedge
Carex sp.  G

Campanula 
Campanula carpatica(?)GW 

Veronica
Veronica peducularis  G

Cranesbill Geranium
Geranium sp.  G

The video and photos here were taken at around 1200 noon about the town and gardens over about an hour.  Bees were seen with small amounts of pollen entering the hives.  In this part of UK there is some forage available.  This mild weather follows two weeks of frosty nights.  Brood will be at a minimum. Flights were for cleansing and water collection and what ever forage available.
G = Garden     W = Wild     X = Cultivated hybrid

Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis   G

Beach Aster
Erigeron glaucus  G

Poached Egg Plant
Limnanthes douglasii  G

Gorse
Ulex europeus  W