At last the Bluebells are blooming in our garden. They were already here when we bought our house and spread themselves around as they like. Our house sits on land which is a mix of old farmland and woodland so I’m guessing these plants have grown here a while. The Bluebells are a mix of our native dark blue Bluebells and Spanish Bluebells which have paler blue flowers and pink blooms too. If you’d like to see the difference click the Bluebell on the left.
The Bluebells are in full flower now.
We have both English Bluebells and Hybrid Bluebells which are often pale blue or pink. Today I noticed that there are more pink flowers than usual. What’s going on?
Closer inspection revealed a swathe of the beautiful wild flower Red Campion.
Wildflowers or Weeds?
The driveway to our home is a narrow gravel track lined by an old hedgerow. The predominant species is hawthorn and there’s also holly, ivy, honeysuckle, ash, elm, roses, sycamore, flowering currant and hazel.