Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Dan U, Mar 16, 2009.
Purplebells, more like
They're out but on the way out a bit I think so go soon.
How far are you willing to travel bimble? You'll find patches here and there but if you want to see drifts of blue you might want to head out and find a wooded area.
I want to go for a wander to look for different buttercups as part of the wildflower hour challenge:
May spotter sheets
It's a useful website although the layout is shite, they also have Facebook n Twitter so useful for learning to id wildflowers
Am willing to make a day out of it ..will research reachable woods.
ah nice there's a hashtag on twitter called BluebellWatch.
Lydford gorge last Saturday:
Found a lovely walk near Tilgate Forest the other day. Bluebells for miles following the stream
Don't English bluebells have the flowers hanging on one side but the Spanish invasive species have the flowers hanging all round the stem?
Accoring to this , your foreign bluebells smell of onions.
And your father is a hamster.
I've not worked out how to tell the difference *goes back to that website*
Distinctive 'droop' like the top of a shepherd's crook
Sweet, cool perfume
Narrow bell-shaped flowers with rolled back tips
Creamy white pollen
Here's my 3rd hand bluebells fact:
After the last ice age, as the forests spread back across Europe, bluebells managed to get to GB but very few other forest-floor flowers did before the channel re-flooded and cut the island off from the mainland. As a result, continental forest floors are much more diverse, while GB has a monoculture.
True or False? I don't know.
i have absolutely no idea Crispy but by the wonders of wikipedia, trying to find out led me to learn this quite interesting little nugget: Hedgehog's dilemma - Wikipedia
Shed-loads of 'em round here. Now you're a petrolhead, A3 all the way...
Thinking winkworth arboretum tomorrow
Can almost see it from my bedroom. Almost...
My garden last weekend
The bluebells were a little past their best (but only a little bit) round here (mid-hants) last weekend. Get out there now, I think, or wait till next year.
Bluebell walk near my mum's (East Sussex) on Saturday -
Saw a few wood anemones still out too, and a couple of orchids.
Winkworth’s lush, did you make it down to the boat house?
Yep, down the Azelia path. Was ridiculously pretty.
Oh god yeah, that staircase is something else!
It’s lovely all year round, but early May is the very best time of year. Good call on your part!
Was thinking about this thread the a few weeks back, apols for not bumping!
Ones in our garden are pretty much dead but was a good show this year imo
Still going strong in the woods bordering the ballroom under the lake, which I walked past for the first time in a month or so this morning
Separate names with a comma.