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MrB 

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Can anyone tell me what this is?

it has been covered in bumble bees!

My guess is Cotoneaster voortuin.
 

wilderness 

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Definitely Cotoneaster of some sort. Mine get covered in bumbles and honey bees as soon as it is out.
 

Baggyone 

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Still waiting for them to open here in Boston. Loads of gardens have it including the front of my house. Is it a particularly good flow or just a high sugar content?
 

MJBee 

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Yep cotoneaster - the variety that produces red berries is in flower over here as in your picture, the one that produces yellow berries follows straight after:)
 

Rollo P 

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Looks like Cotoneaster horizontalis. A favourite nectar source for Queen wasps,amongst other things.
 

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