Bloomageddon: seven clever ways bluebells win the woodland turf war

‘This is our patch.’ Shutterstock Vera Thoss, Bangor University The appearance of vivid bluebell carpets in British woodlands is a sure and spectacular sign of spring. Bluebells – Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm – are Britain’s favourite wildflower and particularly fine carpets attract visitors to well-known sites such as […]

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Spring Flowers at Hartland Abbey

I missed Bluebell Sunday and the accompanying sun and crowds as I was walking on Maer Cliff at the time, but caught up the next day in the dull. No crowds but no sun either. However, there were stacks of bluebells and primroses and a delightful gentle walk down to […]

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#Bude for Bluebells and Wild Garlic

Had a lovely walk along the #Bude canal today from the Weir end and went slightly off-piste, beguiled by the intense aroma of wild garlic, combined with bluebells. What a sight. Never seen so much garlic in one place, and the heavenly bluebells (surely one of my favourite flowers) were […]

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#Hartland Abbey Bluebell Day – a Few Pix

Going a bit beyond. Here are some photos from today’s bluebell walk at Hartland Abbey. Beautiful.

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