Bonny Bluebells of England

Today we went for a walk of a different kind. Our goal was to find the English Bluebells that have, so far, evaded us this season. We were not to be dissapointed this time! For those who do not know, the Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta),otherwise known as the English Bluebell is a perennial herb with small, tubular, lavender-blue flowers, which covers the ground in April-May in England.

We started with a nice leisurely walk at our much loved Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP). We were not to find any bluebells here, but we did enjoy a nice walk on one of their many paths surrounding the forest.

Next we headed off to Chithurst, a small countryside area between Petersfield and Midhurst in West Sussex, not far north of QECP . Our location here was everything we had been searching for... and, oh so much more. We parked the car just outside the nearby Budhist Monastry, and went for a walk to the creek we were shown when we came here last. We were told that the fields around here get bluebells on them, so we gathered that we may see a few. Oh, wow! The acres and acres of land around the waterway were absolutly over-flowing with these flowering beauties. They actually look more purple than blue and are breathtakingly beautiful.... fields of colour!


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