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Many names has the Bluebell..

My last post was on the 10th of May, just after the bank holiday Monday, when the walk would have been and will be in 2022 providing there are no sneaky variants on the scene...

All the bluebells this year were intoxicating with their perfume and intense in colour. We, my husband and I, went touring Scotland as soon as Nicola opened her borders and got to see the Scottish bluebells bloom which were about three weeks later than the southern varieties. What joy we were privileged with, to see bluebells, twice over in one year and experience their heady perfume and divine shades of blue, pink and white.

Whilst we were away, I was sent three more vibrant photos of bluebells from Challock, which are included below.

The Bluebell has many names: English Bluebell, Wild Hyacinth, Wood bell, Bell bottle, Cuckoos' boots, Wood Hyacinth, Ladies Nightcap and Witches' Thimbles.

Almost half the worlds bluebells are found in the UK and are relatively rare in the rest of the world. Bluebell colonies take a long time to establish, around 5-7 years from seed to flower. Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage due to the crushing of their leaves leading to their inability to photosynthesise, always avoid going off 'piste' as it were and stick to the paths.

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