As I was wandering along the flower border yesterday I notice a bee paying close attention to the cornflowers, so I decided to try to catch him in the act. Very hard - every time the camera got him in focus he flew off to the next flower. I did catch him eventually, though slightly out of focus I'm afraid!
Finally, the promise of things to come - buds on my shrub rose. It's the first rose to flower, usually at the end of May. I have no idea what variety this rose is, it has been here for decades in varying states of growth or decay. It suffers with an orange fungus most summers, and a few years ago died back quite a bit after a very hot spell - I clearly didn't water it enough. So I cut it back fairly brutally, and lavished a bit more attention on it. This year it has had a good dollop of horse manure, some plant food and some chimney soot to try to ward off the fungus. So far, so good, it's looking vigorous and healthy.