Bluebells

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

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Purplebells, more like
     
  2. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    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
     
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  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Am willing to make a day out of it ..will research reachable woods.

    ah nice there's a hashtag on twitter called BluebellWatch.
     
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  4. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Lydford gorge last Saturday:

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    Found a lovely walk near Tilgate Forest the other day. Bluebells for miles following the stream
     
  6. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

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    Don't English bluebells have the flowers hanging on one side but the Spanish invasive species have the flowers hanging all round the stem?
     
  7. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Accoring to this , your foreign bluebells smell of onions.
     
  8. danny la rouge

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

    And your father is a hamster.
     
  9. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I've not worked out how to tell the difference *goes back to that website* :oops:
     
  10. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    UK bluebells:
    • Distinctive 'droop' like the top of a shepherd's crook
    • Sweet, cool perfume
    • Narrow bell-shaped flowers with rolled back tips
    • Creamy white pollen
     
  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    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.
     
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  12. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  13. Shed-loads of 'em round here. Now you're a petrolhead, A3 all the way...
     
  14. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Thinking winkworth arboretum tomorrow :thumbs:
     
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  15. danny la rouge

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

  16. Can almost see it from my bedroom. Almost...
     
  17. danny la rouge

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

  18. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  19. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

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    My garden last weekend :cool:
     
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  20. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    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. :thumbs:
     
  21. iona

    iona toxic clown

    Bluebell walk near my mum's (East Sussex) on Saturday - [​IMG]
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    Saw a few wood anemones still out too, and a couple of orchids.
     
  22. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

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  24. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Yep, down the Azelia path. Was ridiculously pretty.
     
  25. 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!
     
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  26. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    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
     
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  27. 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 :thumbs:
     
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