| AROUND HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION OF THESE FLOWERS GROW IN THE UK, RELATIVELY RARE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD |
Here in the UK we have some incredible bluebell displays. Each spring, special woods are transformed by a shimmering carpet of blue. They provide the perfect setting for imaginary adventures, and a unique location for some special photos or a fairy adventure with the kiddies. This is one of my favourite times to take photos because it’s the start of Spring, which means England is starting to get warm YAY and I am a sucker for some sun. Over the years doing bluebell shoots I have come to appreciate and have a real love for the bluebells. It saddens me a lot that due to what’s going on I don’t get to capture this moment. So, I thought I would chat all things bluebell and write a few blogs about their beauty.
Some fun facts about bluebells to tell the kiddies:
| A FAVOURITE WITH THE FAIRIES, A SURE SIGN SPRING IS IN FULL SWING |
| BLUEBELL’S ARE A SYMBOL OF HUMILITY, CONSTANCY, GRATITUDE AND EVERLASTNG LOVE, IT MAY BE THE ORIGIN OF THE TRADITION THAT A BRIDE SHOULD WEAR 'SOMETHING BLUE' ON THEIR WEDDING DAY |
ENGLISH BLUEBELL SPANISH BLUEBELL
There are three main ways to tell them apart:
- Spanish bluebells have no scent whereas native bluebells do
- Spanish bluebells are much paler in colour
- Spanish bluebells grow straight, whereas native bluebells have a strong recurved tepals.
I hope you may have learnt something and can share these fun facts with others. Stay tuned for my next blog on where to find them near by!
All my love xx
| THE VIOLET GLOW OF A BLUEBELL WOOD IS A INCREDIBLE WILDFLOWER SPECTACLE |