Do you know your bluebells?

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The most common bluebell in this country is the Spanish variety.  Unlike the English Bluebell, they are usually found on open ground.  They also have a different appearance, with the flowers on both sides of the stem.  This means the stem does not bend as much and thus Spanish Bluebells stand up straight.

English Bluebells are most commonly found in woodland areas and is it is unusual to find them on open ground. Another feature to aid identification is that all the flowers are on the same side of the stem.  When the flowers are fully formed the effect of gravity pulls the stem over, giving the English Bluebell its characteristic curved look.  We are proud to have sourced a supply of the English variety and to mark the traditional month for the appearance of bluebells we have them on offer at 3 for £10.