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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

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awomanonabike

Good morning peeps! This was taken yesterday in “Paradise”, which is the name of an ancient woodland near where I live 💙 #bluebell #bluebells

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pelly

Beautiful and what a great name 💙💙

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awomanonabike

It’s a perfect name Jane, even when the bluebells aren’t in flower it is beautiful @pelly

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pelly

Love trees, but woods freak me out Jacqueline unfortunately 😱😱

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous N morning Jaqueline 😍👋

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awomanonabike

This is a small deciduous wood next to the river so you might be OK here 🤔 I’d be surprised if it could freak anyone out, it’s so beautiful. @pelly

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awomanonabike

Morning Melanie 👋 @greenfinger14

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pelly

When we come up again we’ll have to have a look. I don’t know what happens to me but for some reason I feel frightened and vulnerable, but I do make myself do it if the occasion arises Jacqueline 👍👍

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awomanonabike

That would be lovely. It has a small waterfall too so there’s the constant sound of the river. Just perfect 👌 @pelly

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nessas

Lovely Jaqueline 💙💙

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pelly

I love the sound of running water, it does sound rather lovely 😍😍

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awomanonabike

It is even more so in real life Vanessa but difficult to capture in a photograph @nessas

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awomanonabike

More #bluebell information for you this morning... This is from a short article by Lia Leendertz in The Guardian about 10 years ago. Fascinating. Fits with what happened in our bluebell wood when a neighbour took their wedding party in there 😢😢😢

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awomanonabike

Here’s the link Urszula 🙌 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2009/mar/25/spanish-bluebells?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other @Urshy63

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pixierose

@awomanonabike I never knew that fact?! As pretty as the Spanish Bluebells are we have to preserve our native species. I get confused 🤷🏻‍♂️ with which ones which. 🙏🏼😊👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Neither did I until last night Christine. I think it’s partly about protecting the native ones but also the Spanish can take over a garden and be difficult to control. If you scroll back through my feed you’ll find some info about how to tell the difference @pixierose

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pixierose

@awomanonabike thanks Hun 👍🏼 I’ll do that. 😊🙏🏼

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juliesgarden

I’ll remember that if I get any , mine thankfully English 🇬🇧

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awomanonabike

Mine too now Julie 😊😊😊 @juliesgarden

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awomanonabike

8 May 2018 • After a good day in the garden I’m going to bed so happy. I have native English bluebells in my garden. Years of digging out Spanish and hybrid bluebells has been worth it 💙💜💚💜💙 #bluebells #bluebell #englishbluebell

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ublaszko

That's great news! 👍👍😀

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awomanonabike

I’m so pleased Urszula. The Spanish & hybrid ones are so hard to get rid of. Though I’ve just read that an experiment showed that the most effective way was just to stand on them 🙄 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I don't think I'd even recognise the hybrid ones. Must look it up for future reference. That's brilliant about the technique of stomping out non-native bluebells 😂 I might have to accidentally fall over and stomp on my neighbour's Spanish bluebells 😂😂

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cropchopntrim

Beautiful

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Annettenoosa

👏👏👏🤗

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awomanonabike

Happy stomping Urszula! The Spanish are fairly easy to ID Urszula, it’s the hybrids that are sneaky as they can look very similar to the natives. The blue anthers and pollen are the give away. @ublaszko

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awomanonabike

There is a bluebell wood near me. I will try and get down there and take a photo. It is the most beautiful place. It’s called paradise. Seriously, it is named on maps. And it is 💙💜 @cropchopntrim

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awomanonabike

I am stupidly happy about this Annette. I had got to the point where I was hating bluebells 🙄😏@Annettenoosa

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awomanonabike

Yay!! After years of digging out Spanish & hybrid bluebells, I have native bluebells 💙💙💙 #bluebell #bluebells #englishbluebell

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sushiwaitress

You read my mind! I saw your other photo of bluebells and thought "how can you tell the difference?" 💙

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ublaszko

I've also read that English bluebells are fragrant but Spanish bluebells are not. I find that the easiest way to tell the difference is to see whether the flowers lean to one side of the stem.

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cropchopntrim

Can't wait to show u mine now lol ima be on a blue bell hunt lol thank u

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awomanonabike

I’ll need to add mind-reader to my CV Ruth! 😉😂 @sushiwaitress

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awomanonabike

Yes they are Urszula. Not sure why the RHS info (above) doesn’t mention that but it might be that you only get the scent if there are lots together 🤔 The hybrids will usually have flowers just on one side too... 🙄@ublaszko

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awomanonabike

Happy hunting Lesley! @cropchopntrim

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ublaszko

Good to know about the anthers and pollen 👍👍

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awomanonabike

Yes I think that’s the easiest way to tell the hybrids from the native 🤔🧐😂 @ublaszko

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awomanonabike

#englishorspanishbluebell #englishorspanishbluebells

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