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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 30th May, 2021)

Bluebells


Bluebells
Haigh Plantations.

Photo: David  (Panasonic FZ330)
Views: 1,963

Comment by: Mick on 30th May 2021 at 06:30

Ive been here a few times

Comment by: Veronica on 30th May 2021 at 08:06

There doesn't seem as many bluebells this year, although I've had a lot in my garden. It's nearly the end for this year. Nice photo David, bet it's cool in the woods today.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th May 2021 at 09:06

What a beautiful sight. They say the best things in life are free, and it's true.

Comment by: Maureen on 30th May 2021 at 09:26

I love this shot David,it's almost 3-D and I can nearly smell the Bluebells..yes a lovely shot,thank you.

Comment by: Anne on 30th May 2021 at 10:00

Horrible, weeds when in the wrong place. Swamp everything else in a garden, difficult to control and almost impossible to eradicate.

Comment by: Axcroft on 30th May 2021 at 10:44

Lovely photo. 
Haigh and surroundings flooded with bluebells this year. Lots of the "white" hybrids too.  

Comment by: Gary on 30th May 2021 at 12:03

As a child aged two, the bluebells in Borsdane Wood fascinated me - proper bells, not the more open continental type.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th May 2021 at 13:14

The bluebells seen in woodland are natural English bluebells. The ones seen in peoples gardens are most likely Scillas, Spanish bluebells an invasive species and classed as a weed & I understand it is illegal to let them stray onto property that doesnt belong to you. It has taken us nearly 3 yrs to rid the garden of most of them. The bulbs multiply themselves at an alarming rate & they also multiply by seed....so you have to dig them out !

Comment by: Cyril on 30th May 2021 at 14:22

We have some Pinkbells in the garden which have mutated from the Spanish variety, not bothered though, as they all look good and brighten up a rainy or dull day.

Comment by: Dorothy Hesheth on 30th May 2021 at 16:32

Was watching a programme this morning and they where talking about bluebells. I didn't know that if we pull them up. or trample on them, It takes 7 years from seed to flower. Some don't even recover. They are asking people to keep to the paths. They only have a short period of growth, Competing for light before the trees grow their canopies and that affects their growth as well. I also didn't know there are different species. And have the Spanish type's as well. We all learn something on a daily basis. So I managed to grow some in my garden. As cant get out and about as I used to.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th May 2021 at 16:52

You are right, Cyril.....they are all so lovely. I don't have a garden, just a back yard, so don't have the problem they cause in people's gardens....I only see them in the wild.

Comment by: Edna on 30th May 2021 at 17:16

Spent many hours in these woods,I live 5 minutes away.Its lovely to be surrounded by woodland.Nice photo.

Comment by: rainh on 30th May 2021 at 19:13

Let us hope that a superior life form does not land on Earth , and as a first task , ask the question , are the human species weeds and of a invasive nature
I think this task would be concluded in the first few minutes with the weed killer and chainsaw pre-booked .
As the news reports today tells how we are pumping tons of sewage into our rivers .
What right have we to give the name of invasive to anything without looking at ourselves first.

Comment by: Cyril on 31st May 2021 at 19:51

Helen of Troy, what some folks consider as weeds can have a nicer flower than bought plants and if you like them you aren't breaking any laws if leave them to grow, I have dandelions growing here and there but I leave them be, not only do they have a nice golden yellow flower they do a grand job of bringing up nutrients from deep down in the soil which other plants thrive on, and they go well with the Welsh poppies, also the blue, white and pink bells can't spread anywhere else as the garden is enclosed from others.

rainh, many a time as I've been driving up Central Park Way on late evenings the strong stench of sewage wafting up over the bridge from the river Douglas below is proof that sewage is being released or overflowing into it from somewhere along its course.

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