20 thoughts on “Bluebells

  1. I agree with you, they are lovely. They must belong to the Italian bluebell variety, which is different from the Northern European one. This is why they grow so well in the wild.

    • Exactly – the Italian wild bluebell is scientifically” Hyacinthoides Italica” while our British variety is “Hyacinthoides nonscripta” and has thicker flowers. They both flower roughly at the same time, however, in their respective countries.

  2. Be careful what you wish for. Some species of bluebell go rampant and take over your garden completely, leaving you with slowly rotting leathery leaves covering everything for months. Those pictured look to belong to the aggressive variety!

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