Singing the blues

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Dig In News -

Few sights are quite so joy­ful in May as a sea of English blue­bells ( Hy­acinthoides non-scripta). The UK is thought to have around half of the world’s pop­u­la­tion of blue­bells, and whether car­pet­ing the floors of an­cient wood­land in dap­pled light or form­ing a blue haze across open moor­land, the bell-shaped flow­ers are al­ways a mag­i­cal sight. Two great walks where you can en­joy the flow­ers are Holwell Lawn (pic­tured here) near Wide­combe-in-the-Moor in Dart­moor Na­tional Park (dart­moor.gov.uk), and the coastal grass­land and heath­land of Skomer Is­land, off the Pem­brokeshire coast (vis­it­pem­brokeshire.com) – both take in her­itage sites and stun­ning views along the way. For de­tails of other blue­bell walks visit gar­den­sil­lus­trated.com

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