Saturday, 30 April 2016
looking for bluebells
Spring is late this year, at least by 2 - 3 weeks, may be more. We are still having night frosts and hailstone showers during the day, but they are telling us that warmer weather will be coming our way later next week.
At last - I am itching to plant up pots outside, and generally spend more time in the garden.
Bluebells should be out everywhere, but although they are out on the sunny banks, they are only starting to open in more shady areas.
DH and I took a long walk this morning, to the woods above Stourhead, to find some bluebells to take pictures of.
Besides the garden, the Stourhead Estate covers a large, mainly wooded area.
The point marked "you are here" is at the start of the Park Hill Camp, believed to had been an iron age settlement.
It is now an open grassy area, in the past years by now covered by a blue carpet of bluebells.
Today the picture is very different, with bluebells only just starting to show themselves.
We had more luck in the surrounding woods.
We should be well used to it, but every year we look forward to this sight - carpets of blue flowers, gently nodding their heads.