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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Hyacinthoides Hispanica

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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carolecuttingitfine

Beautiful #bluebells found on a Mother’s Day walk, surprised to find them so early!

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linfoster

Beautiful

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tash74

That's because they're Spanish ones! https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/plants-and-fungi/woodland-wildflowers/identify-native-bluebell/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7YblBRDFARIsAKkK-dJzPdCdR4YyjKzyEJMa4cxtOidMfGrdNVjqbaHhZOsiDbseQhFqvqQaAmRvEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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debrascott

They are those pesky Spanish ones Carole . The English ones ( under threat by the Spanish invaders ! ) kind of arch , where as the Spanish ones have errect flower stems . 🌿🍃🍃

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carolecuttingitfine

Argh thank you @tash74 for the correct identification- I thought English bluebells stood tall and Spanish ones were arched, whoops wrong way round! 😳

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tash74

Both pretty, but I think the Spanish ones are hybridising with our native ones and threatening the species in the wild. Love a good walk in a bluebell wood! I have a small clump of Spanish ones that are almost a pale lilac in the garden. Still only in bud as they're in a very shady North facing spot.

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carolecuttingitfine

Mine too, @tash74 in the garden.. Spanish or English they are all welcome, if it grows it can stay! 😉

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tash74

Exactly! Mine are far enough away from any native bluebells to cause a problem!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

#bluebell season again, although not all got the message regarding the colour 😏 have a marvellous Monday everyone 😊

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rachelbrooks

Why follow the crowd? 🌸

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linfoster

Beautiful

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linfoster

I get the odd one that is pink too

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columbiariver

Love these. I've got a couple that are pink.

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carolecuttingitfine

Precisely @rachelbrooks who wants to blend in!? And they are an added bonus aren’t they @linfoster and @columbiariver 🌸🌸🌸🌸

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columbiariver

Yes they sure are. 'look at me! Look at me!'

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

#englishbluebell not quite a carpet but still lovely 😊 Happy Good Friday - hope everyone has a lovely day!

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bigemrg

Morning Carole! Looking very pretty on its lonesome! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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pelly

Morning Carole, you too 💙💙💙

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Keely

Morning Carole have a good one 💙💙💙

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susanhumphrey333

Morning Carole. Same to you 😊

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raregold71

Morning Carole that's lovely I don't know what happened to mine this year 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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carolecuttingitfine

@raregold71 they have only just appeared so maybe yours will any day soon 🤞

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jacq1075

Morning Carole, hope today goes well for you.....with a house full! 😱 The sun is shining with blue sky here. Hope the forecast was wrong for you and you get a glorious day too. Happy Good Friday 🐣

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janric

Morning you too have a lovely day

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carolecuttingitfine

@jacq1075 thank you 😊 yeeeahhh it didn't rain! It was cold but I told everyone to come prepared! So 17 for lunch in the garden! Last ones just gone so fire 🔥 lit to warm up 😂😂

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jacq1075

Ah thats brilliant news! Glad the day went well. Keep warm Carole 😊😊😊

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