Sunday, 15 April 2012


The English bluebells that I was looking for. These are on the verge of Kings Barn Lane near Foxhall Farm. It's easy to see the difference from the hybrids I took pictures of last week. The curving stems with bells hanging below them are distinctive. The bells are slimmer and bluer too than the Spanish varieties. Altogether a much prettier flower. 

Another pretty flower near the bluebells at the moment is the greater stitchwort. At first sight they seem to have ten petals but there are really only five deeply divided. As a herb it has been traditionally used to cure pains and "stitches".

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Where do I Walk?

Mainly in a fairly compact area on the north-east side of Steyning in West Sussex, UK.

For a map of this area see My Home Patch