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I look forward to seeing my bluebells push up through the leaves and open.

It seems a bit strange to call white ones ‘Bluebells’

But this year a very strange one has appeared – it has frilly bits at the top above the blue bells opening down the stem. I’ve never seen anything like it. Very odd.

Nature does come up with interesting oddities sometimes!

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Lovely photos and superb light.
They are gorgeous flowers and a sign that Spring is well and truly established.
Best wishes and happy gardening,

30 Mar, 2008


Lovely indeed brings back many fond a memory of woodland

31 Mar, 2008


I love the smell of bluebells especially when there are masses of them! Are these native or spanish, never can tell?

31 Mar, 2008


I inherited these particular ones but I think the white ones definitely look like natives, can't be absolutely certain about some of my blue ones, they may be hybrids. I have bought some more real native ones (grown by the Nursery!) The difference is that spanish ones have flowers all round the stems and are sturdier. The native type only have flowers one side of the stems and look fragile. I wouldn't buy spanish ones, knowing the trouble they can cause with our native species! Back in Kent some of our garden was left uncultivated as it was a proper (small) bluebell wood! I could not bear to disturb them - along with the accompanying Windflowers and Primroses plus a few Cowslips. Happy days!

31 Mar, 2008

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