In the polytunnel the broad beans and mangetout are both flowering well. The carder bees (Bombus pascuorum) are very busy fertilizing the mangetout as well as visiting the sage plant that has also just started to bloom. I love these little bees, they are the real workhorses of the garden. Even on the dullest of days you can spot them. Yesterday there was hardly a gap between the showers but they were still in and out of the tunnel most of the day.