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cpjmathieson

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In search of Bluebells
« on: 19:50:36, 30/04/18 »
A short 2 mile walk I do yearly in search of bluebells and deer with my dog Ben. It may only be Harold Hill in the outer London borough of Havering, buts its a beautiful walk all the same!

http://myadventures3.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/bluebell-walk-manor-harold-hill-280418.html

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #1 on: 21:15:03, 30/04/18 »
What a glorious display of bluebells    :)    It's such a joy walking in spring, seeing the wild flowers

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #2 on: 22:05:09, 30/04/18 »
Lovely, bluebells are my favourite flower. We have a few walks in Suffolk that we always do this time of year to see the bluebells.

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #3 on: 08:42:57, 01/05/18 »
Lovely photos O0   Our Bluebells aren't that advanced yet!
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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #4 on: 10:19:05, 01/05/18 »
Great Photos.


Recently walked 3 dingles on the Long Mountain, Shropshire and was surprised to find the bluebells so far forward. They are only just starting to show but this is adding a hint of blue to the carpet of Wood Anemones making very striking views through the trees if the light is right.


A worthwhile hunt is for Bluebell locations in steep sided hard woodland, such as the dingles Mrs BWW and I were exploring on Sunday, because there will be a longer season. The south facing banks come earlier, leaving a later display for the north facing sides.


Another unusual combination seems to be Blackthorne Blossom and Bluebells, hope we are going to find the more usual combination of Hawthorne blossom and Bluebells.
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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #5 on: 20:01:06, 02/05/18 »
Bluebells still not out on our bluebell walk around Hembury woods, Buckfastleigh today :(
« Last Edit: 07:07:11, 03/05/18 by Jac »
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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #6 on: 20:08:45, 02/05/18 »
The first half of the North Downs Way spends a lot of time on woodland paths and it was a joy to see the sheer amount of Bluebells on display on every woodland path. Ironically they seemed to finish when I reached a nature reserve called "Blue Bell Hill".
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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #7 on: 15:20:50, 03/05/18 »
Bluebells and wild garlic are quite common in Suffolk

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #8 on: 20:37:38, 03/05/18 »
I've seen lots of bluebells on recent walks in the South Downs and the Weald

cpjmathieson

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #9 on: 08:31:18, 04/05/18 »
Thanks for all the kind comments.Got to love a spring bluebell walk! O0

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #10 on: 12:30:52, 04/05/18 »
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Bluebells and wild garlic are quite common in Suffolk

Loads on the Hangers Way. Will be up here this bank holiday Weekend. O0

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #11 on: 09:41:04, 08/05/18 »
Bluebells are now in full bloom along the south coast of Devon.
But up on Dartmoor they will be another one or two weeks


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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #12 on: 09:46:02, 08/05/18 »
Loads of bluebells on the Leicestershire circuit I walked at the weekend, particularly Ambion Wood on the Bosworth Battlefield section.

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #13 on: 15:23:57, 16/05/18 »
Newton Wood at the bottom of Roseberry Topping is full of Bluebells this time of year. I was there yesterday.

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Re: In search of Bluebells
« Reply #14 on: 09:45:19, 17/05/18 »
Bluebells are now in full bloom along the south coast of Devon.
But up on Dartmoor they will be another one or two weeks

Holwell Lawn, Dartmor a lake of blue just now - stunning
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