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Woods and Alpines

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We have had a beautiful few days of warmth and sunshine, with little wind. It’s not often a North Easterner can say that at any time of year. Took advantage on Monday and went to a local Bluebell Wood. A stunning sight of wild garlic and bluebells.

Back home again to a much smaller new member to our garden, an Alpine Phlox Eva. Haven’t had any experience of Alpines but this one looks so cute in this bird nest I am hoping it survives. I’m worried it will dry out as there is very little soil in there.

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You could have titled this Little and large! I hope your phlox does well for you - it does look nice in its little nest!
Is there anything better than a bluebell wood? I saw a garlic wood yesterday without any bluebells and it just didn't look right!

16 May, 2018

 

Thank you Steragram. I remember being taken to see bluebells as a child and they still look exactly the same, many years later. They are at their best in vast quantities for sure. I can't remember the wild garlic, it seems a newer addition to woods but maybe that's just me? The phlox is soooooooo cute, I love it.

16 May, 2018

 

I planted some English Bluebells in a tub 2 years ago.
Just hope they carry on producing a few flowers in May
every year. Its well away from the Spanish ones.

16 May, 2018

 

Phloxes are lovely, there are so many types of them to be had.

Nice to live near a bluebell wood. I grew up by one.

16 May, 2018

 

As Hywel said, lovely to have a bluebell wood nearby. Back down in Kent I had one where I lived and would walk Ben every morning in it. Do miss it. Haven't found one up here. Do love Phlox. Yours looks very pretty. Really hope it does well for you.

17 May, 2018

 

Very stunning!

17 May, 2018

 

What a wonderful walk I love Bluebell woods fantastic pictures pretty Phlox.

17 May, 2018

 

I don't mind if they're English or Spanish, bluebells are pretty for sure, will try planting a pot for next year. The phlox are doing good so far, I never mind if flowers and plants are only for a short time. It actually makes them more special.

18 May, 2018

 

Hopefully the European countries that are banning the use of Glysophate weedkillers will lead to a resurgence of the old English natural wild flowers. Some countries are leading the way, the French are hoping to achieve this in 3 years. Its been a long time coming.

18 May, 2018

bjs
Bjs
 

Sunny unfortunately the garlic in your picture is a thug and destroying the English Bluebell woods in my area they spread by seed and stifle the bluebell.

23 May, 2018

 

Maybe we need a world full of more woodland. If only life were so simple Bjs.

23 May, 2018

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