Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Our first bluebells of 2012...




Always a magnificent sight! These bluebells, which I’m told are the Spanish variety, were found along the bief at the bottom of the garden.
I can feel a woodland walk beckoning.
Watch this space …

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  1. Hello Gaynor:
    One of the things we do miss about England at this time of year, usually a little bit later, we think, are the bluebell woods which really are unmatched elsewhere. This post is a herald of that very special time.

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    1. I agree. By the time we return home the bluebells in the wood behind our house in Staffordshire should just be starting to bloom.

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  2. I feel reinvigorated just looking at the photos of the bluebells. Thanks Gaynor

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  3. My bluebells in the garden, which are the large English ones, have just come into bud. On our walk last Tuesday we saw the wild Spanish one were also only in bud. You are ahead of us. Diane

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    1. These are the only ones I've seen so far so perhaps we were just lucky! From what Pauline says it's a good job the ones in your garden are the English variety. Happy Easter

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  4. They are lovely. Since retirement I have missed one of the joys of my journey to work, which included a drive through an incredible bluebell wood near Huddersfield. This time of year was always a real treat. Lovely photos. J

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    1. Thanks.
      I expect there are other parts of your journey that you don't miss quite as much! When you get out to France you'll be able to take some more leisurely walks and enjoy all that your new home has to offer. Will this will be your first spring there?

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    2. Yes it will Gaynor, we saw the house for the first time, last spring ( house number 21 of the 26 we viewed in our 5 day house hunting trip ). I recall wild irises, and a few other delights in the garden, but I am really looking forward to those long walks and seeing the wild flowers that I know grow in the gorges that surround the village. Roll on next Tuesday. J

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  5. They look lovely! Such a fresh colour. Word of warning - don't plant Spanish bluebells in your garden, you'll never be rid of them!

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    1. Thanks.
      I'll remember the advice!

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  6. Not only did we have the most delicious lunch at Gaynor and Tim's but we were treated to the sight of these bluebells first hand! Some people know how to entertain!! Thanks, Gaynor and Tim!

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    1. Thanks.
      I think it was your eagle eye that first spotted them!

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