Bluebells

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Dan U, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    When to bluebells come out on the north or south downs, does anyone know?

    i feel the urge to walk through bluebell woods round Leith Hill or somewhere.

    ta :)
     
  2. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    About another month or so?
     
  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    ta.

    if anyone sees any, bump this thread!

    :D
     
  4. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Snowdrops--->Daffs--->Bluebells.

    Nothing quite like a load of shimmering bluebells shaded by the woods, Looks like a layer of blue smoke floating about :cool:
     
  5. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    they're starting to sprout in our back garden but only leaves atm, no sign of any flowers yet.
     
  6. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    you know!

    well there are daffs in my neighbours garden in Croydon so in a few weeks hopefully.

    yesterdays lovely weather had me thinking about venturing to the woods etc.
     
  7. Andy the Don

    Andy the Don Wise men say only fools..

    Around May, one of the best places to see carpets of bluebells is the National Trust woodland at Limpsfield Chart.

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    ETA: nearest train station is Oxted, 30 minutes from Clapham Junction
     
  8. learydeary

    learydeary Red Morty Kidd

    poisenous to squirrels
     
  9. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

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    June to September.
     
  10. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    I want to go to Epping Forest and take some mushies if you fancy it? ;)

    A grown up walk round Leith Hill would be good too I suppose! :rolleyes::D
     
  11. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    :cool:
     
  12. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    i went to Reigate Hill yesterday evening and they were almost out in the woods nearby

    couple of weeks i reckon :cool:
     
  13. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    they're starting to bloom in our back garden now. one plant flowering and others with some serious buds.
     
  14. Gavin Bl

    Gavin Bl terrible awful baaad

    cultivated ones are indeed coming up now,wild ones more from late april, as per other posts.

    Wakehurst Place is good for bluebells, but they are all over the place. The south downs are too open for blue bells I would say, but the nearby Weald is awash with them.
     
  15. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    ours weren't cultivated, they just started growing a few years back.
     
  16. Gavin Bl

    Gavin Bl terrible awful baaad

    fair enough, they might still be cultivars though - seem to come up sooner in gardens, either way. Saw a nice few today though, 'in the wild' -but wood anemones are still predominant round our way
     
  17. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    They were out in force today in Hyde Park.
     
  18. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    not bluebells :hmm:

    looks like campanula
     
  19. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Yes bluebells. Very definitely bluebells.

    As opposed to wild hyacinths.
     
  20. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    are you quite sure? :hmm:

    is just they look like harebells to me
     
  21. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    They're bluebells. Not sure what harebells are.

    I do think you're going to start saying wild hyacinth are bluebells, though. That's what this'll be about.
     
  22. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    what are you thinking of as bluebells? botanical name I mean

    obv. common names vary around the world, are you elsewhere other than UK?
     
  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Campanula rotundifolia L.

    I'm in Scotland.
     
  24. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Ah! That'll be it then. Campanula rotundifolia = harebell in england!

    stupid common names :rolleyes:
     
  25. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Oh, I dunno. Common names can be cool. In Gaelic it's Brog na Cubhaig, or Cuckoo's Hood. I have no idea why, but I like it.
     
  26. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    And I thought America and Britain were two countries divided by a common language.
     
  27. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    divided by bluebells more like,,,,,
     
  28. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    cos cuckoos wear the flowers as little hats when youre not looking, obviously.
     
  29. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    :D

    The cheeky buggers.
     
  30. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Because they look like cuckoo foreskins. So my old mum told me, anyhow.
     

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