If you go down to the woods today, just one word describes it – Bluebells
The woodland floor is a carpet of blue and after the recent warm weather the air is full with the heavy scent of Bluebells.
The native Bluebells you find in the woods are different from the Spanish Bluebells that you often find in gardens.
Here’s how you can tell the difference
English bluebells have a scent, Spanish don’t
English Bluebells have a drooping stem, Spanish ones have a straight stem
English Bluebells have narrow leaves (under 1.5cm wide), Spanish ones have wider leaves.
English Bluebells have deep blue, violet flowers which curl back at the ends, Spanish ones are paler and straighter
English Bluebells have cream coloured anthers, Spanish ones mainly have blue anthers.