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  • Bluebells at a garden open under the National Garden Scheme.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,176
    Felley priory bluebells , Nottinghamshire.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,975
    Not even close to being out here. Few more weeks yet.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,987
    The 1000 English bluebells that we planted last autumn are just starting here in North Devon.

    Does anybody know if the English ones multiply and spread as fast as the Spanish ones? This is the first time I've had the English ones.
    No, that's partly why the Spanish ones are a nuisance, they can out-compete the natives.  They're the botanical equivalent of the grey squirrel.  Worse really, because they can hybridise which, thank goodness, the squirrels can't.  At least the few surviving red squirrels are pure bred.  The hybrid bluebells are even more thuggish than the Spanish.
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