Okay, who would have thought there would be so many good flowering plants in May in Canberra, additional examples from my walking about this week in Canberra include:
Argyle Apple (gum), just started flowering, Eucalyptus cinerea, is known by its round grey-blue leaves, cream coloured flowers, great honey source. Honey bees actively working the trees in flower that I saw in Canberra, Great plantings of this species in Weston Creek and Torrens. If you havent shut your bees down for winter as yet and still have room in your super for your bees to store a late but fantastic honey crop then you with this gum coming into flower, as it has in the past few days, you should be in for a great crop of honey even with the weather turning cooler. We have 15 of these trees in our street alone so the bees are working these at present like there is no tommorrow.
Purple Flowering Pigface, a succulent ground cover still flowering, bees actively collecting pollen.