What a perfect start to this year’s Bluebell Walk with warm sunshine every day. I just hope it gets cooler as the bluebells do not like it too hot! The white wood anemones are now past their best with the bluebells fast emerging. That distinct blue haze is appearing in south facing parts of Beatons Wood, so hurry hurry to those who want to see those last drifts of wood anemones.
At this time of year the warmer nights encourage the growth of bluebells so they can flourish before the leaves of the trees emerge and start to darken the wood floor. A question I am so often asked is ‘how long before the bluebells will be at their best?’ – I wish I knew the answer, as it would make it so much easier to manage the Bluebell Walk but, as in farming, we rely on what nature has in store knowing there is nothing we can alter!
This message was added on Friday 14th April 2017
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