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My favourite spring walk ( Two weeks later )

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The Bluebells are still a glorious sight


This week we were heading down to the other end of the wood where we hoped to find the Lily- of- the -Valley in flower , we were not disappointed , we turned the corner and there it was spread before us like a carpet I’m afraid you will have to use your imagination here as the flowers were mostly hidden under the foliage ,A truly amazing sight .


Onwards we go past some Bee hive ( they weren’t here on our last visit )


Swathes of Euphorbia lining the sides of the path


We knew we were heading in the right direction for the Wild Garlic the smell was overpowering it was magical to see it stretching away into the distance as far as the eye could see


I hope you enjoyed my spring walk with me


We could still smell the garlic on us when we reached home ….

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beautiful photos, those bluebells in the first picture are just gorgeous.

18 May, 2012

 

Grand to see so many still flowering, they are lasting so well this year, we had to wait a long while for the rain but its certainly saved our spring flowers, lovely pics Amy...

18 May, 2012

 

Such a lovely place, Amy. No wonder it is your favourite walk.

18 May, 2012

 

what a wonderful walk to go on, your photo's are fantastic

18 May, 2012

 

WOW!!

18 May, 2012

 

Is that lily of the valley the perfume in those woods must be ammazing

18 May, 2012

 

What a glorious walk that must be Amy....:>)

18 May, 2012

 

wonderful Amy, i do love those bluebells....

18 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you everyone I'm glad you enjoyed my favourite walk in the spring , yes Pam we go from the delightful smell of the Lily of the Valley to the other extreme the garlic smell ! the Bluebells have another powerful scent altogether ,it's amazing all in one wood .....
Apparently this wood was used as an ammunition dump in the war we often came across strange brick walls poking through the foliage there's an old Nissen hut at the entrance to the wood as well ...

18 May, 2012

 

Lovely Amy. Thanks for sharing.

18 May, 2012

 

Fantastic blog n photos Amy thank you for sharing :)

18 May, 2012

 

Truly amazing Amy. Is the woodland owned/managed, it must have taken a lifetime for the plants to spread. Is this place near the sweet rocket wood?

18 May, 2012

 

Beautiful woods Amy and a wonderful place to walk through. Lovely pictures, I love the scent of lily of the valley, it always reminds me of my Granny because that was her favourite perfume.

18 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you enjoyed it Sheila / Ch/Cheep....

Dawn it's a 90 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by J.Cheetham under a plan agreed with a grant aided by English Nature and the Forestry Commission , I should have included that above shouldn't I ? It's not anywhere near the Sweet rocket Dawn .......That's another magic place !
I love the smell too Jaykaty it reminds me of when I first started work and an old lady use to come round selling it in bunches .

18 May, 2012

 

Ooh, thanks for taking us Amy, such beautiful wild flowers, and wonderful pictures, especially the wild garlic. What a fabulous walk you have nearby.....loved it! Has someone planted them do you think or have they grown naturally...whichever its a very special place......

18 May, 2012

 

It´s evident you had lot of rains over there. So rich flora. Unfortunately here we have very dry weather. For almost three weeks.

18 May, 2012

 

That has to be my most favourite walk ever. I can smell the fresh green growth and beautiful wild flowers, no matter how hard you try you can't make such a beautiful natural garden as that. Thanks Amy when are we going again? x

18 May, 2012

 

What an amazing place Amy, where on earth would you find so many plants all in one place like this? Its a wonderful place.

18 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It's all perfectly natural Janey a very special place we are so lucky to be able to visit there is no charge either which is rare these days .. Kat there is so much more I would have to take photos of a catalogue of plants to fit them all in ..
Carole like you I stand and stare at areas in this wood the beauty of it almost brings tears to my eyes , does that sound silly ? I make a point of going every spring when it's at it's best ,I'll give you a call next time we go x

18 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Grandmage , I've never found anywhere else to match this wood for so many different plants in one area ,I haven't even shown you the Wood Anemones etc. they have gone over now I will show you those next year ..

18 May, 2012

 

How beautiful .......Thanks for the walk :)))

18 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you enjoyed it Niverdeen :o))

19 May, 2012

 

Thanks Amy. Pity there aren't more projects like this. Blimey 90 hectares!

19 May, 2012

 

I love wild flowers. It was interesting to see them on your walk. I've never seen Lily of the Valley growing wild. It must have smelt wonderful. Pitty it wasn't the smell of those that was on you when you got home, instead of the garlic :o)

20 May, 2012

 

It has one advantage, H. It keeps all vampires in a serious distance :)

20 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Dawn you're welcome :o)) it wouldn't be so bad if you could stop yourself from touching it Hywel once you pick a piece the smell stays on your hands , I can blame Lulu for that and her Pesta ! LOL we didn't have any trouble with Vampires Kat ..........

20 May, 2012

 

:))

20 May, 2012

 

Lovely photos. Just come back from the Isle of Arran where bluebells, wild garlic, campion and all sorts of wonders abound. Still didn't rival the masses in your pics though - magical!

20 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Julien.I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them and that you enjoyed your trip to Arran :o)

21 May, 2012

 

What a fabulous walk, where is it, you are so lucky to have it. I live in the fens and there aren't any places like this, though we do have Ferry Meadows which is lovely for walking, but mostly trees.

21 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It's at Hockering near Dereham in Norfolk S/nanny , do you mean Ferry Meadows Peterbourgh ? there are some nice walks there .......

21 May, 2012

 

the walk is looking lovely Amy, great pics :o))

21 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks San it is a stunning walk I look forward to it each year :o)

22 May, 2012

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