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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 12th May, 2018) Views: 1,844 
Color it blue
 Color it blue   by Ron Dawber  (Olympus Stylus)
Haigh woodland park.

Comment by Dostaf on 12th May 2018 at 00:23
'Color', Ron?

We've enough foreign stuff already

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/plants-and-fungi/woodland-wildflowers/identify-native-bluebell/

Belting pic, as always.


Comment by Gary on 12th May 2018 at 08:37
More than half the world's bluebells are in the UK. Borsdane Wood's were the best, closed rather than the more common open bells.Can't see these clearly enough to be sure which type.
Excellent picture, natural colour.


Comment by Anne on 12th May 2018 at 09:09
Bluebells.... OK in this type of landscape, in my landscape nothing but a nuisance.
Lovely spring green though.


Comment by Veronica on 12th May 2018 at 10:21
Heavenly scented Bluebells,
Gently shaken by the breeze,
Cherished in our ancient woods
Of sunlit glades and gnarled trees!

What could be nicer than a jam jar full of Bluebells on the kitchen window? A welcome picture!


Comment by Helen of Troy on 12th May 2018 at 13:35
The beautiful bluebells in the photo are native to the UK. The more open, paler coloured, upright variety are not native flowers & were introduced to this country. They are called Scillas or Spanish bluebells....I bet you all wanted to know that !


Comment by Pw on 12th May 2018 at 15:24
Years ago I used to see bluebells in Borsdane wood but also the same flowers ,some were pink and some were white but all grew in separate clumps.I presume it was down to the soil.I too have bluebells in the garden Anne and they come up every year and I cannot seem to get rid of them entirlely


Comment by Irene roberts on 12th May 2018 at 16:06
Veronica; I thought you were going to say "what could be nicer than a pedlton's twicer"!


Comment by Helen of Troy on 12th May 2018 at 16:50
Have just been reading that the Spanish bluebells are an invasive species, they are also a noxious weed Its illegal to let them spread from your land as they are contaminating the English bluebell...we have the noxious weed in our garden & someone says you can get rid of them by trampling on the leaves, I am off to do a bit of trampling !


Comment by Maurice on 12th May 2018 at 17:01
The Spanish bluebells are taking over the English ones,I have destroyed quite a lot off our land,the best way is to crush all the leaves,I use a piece of 3x2 timber,and then spray with a strong mix of Glyphosate.


Comment by Veronica on 12th May 2018 at 17:04
I vaguely remember the jingle - was it an ice lolly Irene?


Comment by Alan on 12th May 2018 at 20:12
Yes an ice lolly, where you've been hiding.


Comment by Veronica on 12th May 2018 at 20:20
Is it not easier to dig the bulbs up and fork them out? I do that with the English ones when they start taking over. Actually I'm not too sure which is which.


Comment by Veronica on 12th May 2018 at 22:32
Amongst the Bluebells Alan dear!


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