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Bluebell time

LennyBloke
Posted 19/04/2024 - 21:43 Link
There is nothing more spring like and beautiful as the emergence of swathes and clumps of the enigmatic English Bluebells. I've never been particularly happy with my photos of these photogenic flowers in past years, I've rarely taken a photo of a mass of Bluebells that conveys the impact they have in person -so I've changed tack and concentrate more of single plants or smaller clumps.

These were taken at the Leckford Estate in Hampshire over the last two days...

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Absolutely best viewed big
LennyBloke
davidwozhere
Posted 19/04/2024 - 23:59 Link
The first two are not 'English'. They are the 'Spanish' imported and invasive variety. The Spanish stand upright in a large spike whereas the English droop with smaller, darker blooms. That said, the photos are lovely !
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LennyBloke
Posted 20/04/2024 - 09:24 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
The first two are not 'English'. They are the 'Spanish' imported and invasive variety. The Spanish stand upright in a large spike whereas the English droop with smaller, darker blooms. That said, the photos are lovely !

Thank you David - I knew there was a 'Spanish' variety but I'd always had it in my mind that they were the smaller grape hyacinth plants (not sure where I got that "knowledge" from ) - I've learnt something new again today
LennyBloke
Lubbyman
Posted 20/04/2024 - 16:40 Link
Definitely the Spanish ones. I've got them in the front garden and they are spreading without my help. I've also got a few of the native variety in the back garden, but they don't seem keen to do anything but just about survive.

As for photos, I know what you mean about them not coveying the impact that bluebells have when you're standing in a bluebell wood. However, as davidwozhere says, these photos are lovely .

Steve
Spad
Posted 20/04/2024 - 16:53 Link
These are bloody lovely!!! I escpecially love the first one!
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jvs
Posted 07/05/2024 - 19:56 Link
A lovely set of bluebell photos, no matter how you have felt in the past!
John
pschlute
Posted 08/05/2024 - 08:35 Link
No 4 wins for me John.

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