Since we first opened, this long period of dry weather continues, but thank goodness that cold east wind has been replaced by hot sunny weather, which encourages the emergence of the bluebells!
These two brilliant images taken by Peter Goldsmith on Wednesday evening capture the look in much of the wood, with the blue of the bluebells and white of the wood anemones. Pete, now a retired professional photographer, has for many years been taking images in Beatons Wood and examples of his work can be seen at www.petergoldsmithphotos.co.uk . The Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (HOPS) have a good selection of his cards and canvas enlargements on sale at their stall here in the Bluebell Barn.
Bluebells are growing rapidly with this hot weather, especially in those sunny places of the wood, whilst the white wood anemones are fast disappearing, having earlier provided such a spectacular carpet of white throughout Beatons Wood. I am continually asked when will the bluebells be at their best, all I can say is that as the soil temperature increases, this boosts more bluebells to flower day on day.
My next report will appear on our website on Friday 26th April.
This message was added on Friday 19th April 2019
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