Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Arlington Bluebell Walk - East Sussex

Ok, so it's not strictly a garden but the the Bluebells were so beautiful I had to share them with you. Seeing this month's picture of a tranquil Bluebell wood on my Countryfile calendar inspired me to hunt out a local woodland that is famous for its display of Bluebells.

The Bluebells have a magical quality when covering the forest floor like a delicate carpet and in this particular wood they are enhanced by a hazy white backdrop of Wood Anemones.

Although the main spectacle is due to the loveliness of the wood and the sheer number of the Bluebells it is worth taking a closer look every now and then. Once down at ground level you can see it's not just humans enjoying the local flora but some interesting insects as well. You may also note that not all plants are made equal; there was lots of variation in the Anemones, some tinged with reds and pinks.

I can imagine that this woodland would look beautiful at different times of day and in different lights but I was lucky enough to have sun occasionally appearing from behind a cloud to light up the space like a scene from a fairytale.

One thing to note; this is a private woodland so you have to pay to get in and due to the fact it was a bank holiday when I went it was rather busy. The upside being that you are quarantined a good display.

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