Bluebells

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

  1. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    what aboout Cardamine pratensis? looks nuffin like a cuckoo

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  2. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    :D

    Cuckoo contraceptives? In the 50s a lot of cuckoos had to give up their chicks conceived out of wedlock for adoption. This development can only be a good thing.
     
  3. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    your mum may have been lying to you quimmy :hmm:
     
  4. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I dunno. What she said about using poppers when taking it up the arse was spot on.
     
  5. _pH_

    _pH_ .

  6. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    blimey! :eek: she said that!!!!
     
  7. smmudge

    smmudge It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

    The woods in Priory Park get lots of bluebells.

    In fact isn't part of it called Bluebell Wood?
     
  8. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    These are shots I took in my local park last year (which aren't very good):

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    Somebody with more photographic talent than me took these shots in June at daybreak:

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  9. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    just thought i would report they are out and about on the North Downs and surrounds, early this year
     
  10. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    out early in s wales too. i have a week's camping in bluebell woods in devon week after next :cool:
     
  11. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I was saying that just this past weekend, Dan :)
     
  12. Dooby

    Dooby mince

    I've just checked a map to see where the north downs are.
    Searching for instant bluebell gratification - no car, want simple train ride, minimal walking and bang, bluebells. I utterly failed to find that last year and was most miffed.
     
  13. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    out in my front garden :D
     
  14. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

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    Two days ago in a park, all on their own. Not so much a carpet as a slip mat.
     
  15. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    I know they are out up on the woods on the North Downs Way around Reigate
    eta (its walkable from Reigate Station, albeit up a big hill)

    National Trust are doing this map thing this year as well

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-chl/w-countryside_environment/w-nature/w-nature-bluebell.htm

    Zenie - mine too :D

    We went looking about 10 days ago, and found none, now they are coming right out, lovely time of year.

    seems (to me anyway) there are a lot of wild flowers around this year in the hedgerows etc as well.
     
  16. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    I might dig some up to take with me.....:eek: :D ;) You're allowed to if it's in your own garden aren't you?
     
  17. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    good question. probably not but who will know!
     
  18. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    You really should consider doing a longer walk. The North Downs offer tons of magnificent walking, as do the Chilterns, another place to find bluebells close to London.
     
  19. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    bluebells2.jpg
    Them's bluebells :)
     
  20. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Really nice bluebell wood in Sandridge , St Albans area - (buses OK from centre of town , 20 mins on FCC from St Pancras ) - ancient oakwood which is being massivly extended by new planting as part of the Heartland oak forest campaign.
     
  21. The garden's full of 'em, snowdrops too. As are the local woods.

    Horsell Common has a glade that looks like blue smoke :cool:
     
  22. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Yeah, the woods are utterly carpeted in them round here. It's soooooo beautiful, like a hazy blue mist.
     
  23. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    Bluebells are out in the southern bit of Max Roach Park.
     
  24. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  25. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Bluebells on the Purbeck Way over Easter weekend...

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  26. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    That's a lovely scene...
     
  27. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It was so beautiful. My husband took that photo on his phone - quite amazed at the results!
     
  28. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    thought i would give this my annual bump!

    went for a walk along the North Downs Way yesterday between Reigate and Dorking and the Bluebells are waking up and a few are beginning to show. Early again this year, I suppose due to the warm weather.

    They aren't in full show yet though.
     
  29. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    They're in for a shock on Wednesday!
     
  30. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Bluebells.. am i too late? Any recommendations of where to find them near south london?
     

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