One of the most rewarding sights in spring is discovering that cobalt blue haze in the woodland. We are very lucky in the British Isles as we have around 40% of the world’s bluebells, so what we take for granted is actually quite unique.

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All photos taken in Godolphin estate, nr Leedstown, Cornwall.

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27 thoughts on “Bluebells in the Woods

      1. I’m off today and so far there’s been wind, rain, hail and glorious sunshine and I’ve got the heat on! I posted on my favourite bluebell spot two years ago, it’s an ancient hill fort called Blackbury Camp in east Devon.

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      2. No rain here since early morning, but still very windy! I hope the sun shines for us this weekend (not that weekends matter much to me now I don’t work) so I can get some work done outside!

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    1. I went the close-up route because I wasn’t happy with the carpet shots, even though I got really close to the ground. My knees hurt so much afterwards that I think I am going to have to start shooting landscapes!

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      1. I was reading about that just last week, and meant to include mention in my post of the fact that the bluebells I saw are the native ones rather than the invaders. We have bluebells in our garden, but of course they are the Spanish ones, so I am thinking I should dig them up!

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    1. I think we Brits always look forward to seeing the bluebells – a sign that summer is on its way. Though you wouldn’t think so this year with frost and snow in a lot of the country (not here I am glad to say).

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  1. There are not so many bluebells around here, but the sight of a great spread of them on a forest floor is heartwarming indeed. Close to London, Epping Forest was a great place to see them, and when I was young, we would be taken on an afternoon drive there, to enjoy the sight. We used to pick big bunches of them too. I am told that it is no longer permitted to do that, as they are rare.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

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    1. As long as you don’t dig them up I can’t see the harm in picking them. It is the Spanish invaders that are the biggest problem and they are the ones you usually see in gardens.

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