This morning, whilst picking nettles for soup and cordial in a lane (bridleway) just by my house, I noticed some bluebells.
My first thought was one of dismay, that Spanish bluebells were everywhere. However, I’m not so sure they are the Spanish variety. They are definitely a different colour from the ones in my garden. The leaves are also different, slender and a less intense green.
I’d like to think they were native flowers but I can hardly imagine a small cluster seemingly remote from other English bluebells can really be this variety. So, perhaps they are a hybrid, or are affected by the shade under the trees.
Another mystery is the wood I saw stacked up by the back fence of a house that borders with the path. Is the owner of the fence doing this deliberately as a type of insulation from noise (not sure what noise) or is some other individual tidying up with nowhere else to take the branches.