Middleton Woods Bluebells (Ilkley)

27 04 2020

These woods always have a superb display of bluebells every summer. When the ‘bells are out, the wood is thronged with photographers clicking away! Well, it is most years – this year I suppose it will be all quiet during ‘lock-up’! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

To view the Powerpoint Slideshow, click on the link below (on older PCs (like mine) you may need to: open, select ‘read only’ and press F5 to start)

Ilkley Bluebells(2min)


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19 responses

8 06 2020
tessapark1969

Lovely!!

For some reason my iPad hadn’t been letting me post comments. Seems to be sorted now.

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8 06 2020
mountaincoward

I have to admit to wondering where you were! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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23 05 2020
myplaidheart

I miss seeing the bluebells this year. They are so beautiful.

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23 05 2020
mountaincoward

I found some local ones which aren’t in a woodland this year and took some photos – however, I can’t get my films developed until the shops re-open so they’re sat in a drawer along with about 6 other films now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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24 05 2020
myplaidheart

๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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28 04 2020
Blue Sky Scotland

Nice slideshow. First rain falling for over three weeks tonight. Gardens and trees are loving it.

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29 04 2020
mountaincoward

Hmmm – we’re getting a bit of very light rain but it’s not enough to help anything really. Are you getting more substantial rain? It’s certainly gone very cold which, after the lovely hot, sunny weather, is a shock!

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28 04 2020
Alli Templeton

Thank you so much for posting your gorgeous bluebell pictures, Carol, it’s given me a real lift on a horrible rainy day! Bluebells are my favourite wild flower, being purple, which I’ve been obsessed with for as long as I can remember, and a woodland, which is my favourite environment to walk in. One of the things that’s kept me going throughout this crazy time has been walking in local woodlands, where we’ve also been lucky to have a fabulous, dazzling blaze of purple this spring. I find it so therapeutic to wander around them, and now I can enjoy your slideshow of your stunning woods too. Beautiful pictures, as always, and what an amazing show from nature! ๐Ÿ™‚

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29 04 2020
mountaincoward

Thanks Alli. I’m enjoying the violets in the hedgerows and the primroses. Primroses and Herb Robert are my favourite wild flowers. I’m lucky to have herb robert in my garden but it’s too cold and unsheltered for them to start yet.

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29 04 2020
Alli Templeton

Ooooh, not sure I know Herb Robert. What does he look like then? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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30 04 2020
mountaincoward

basically a very small, pink cranesbill with beautiful leaves. A quick google images will show you how good looking he is!

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1 05 2020
Alli Templeton

Oh yes, I see what you mean, he is a bit of a cutie. I’ll keep an eye out for some next time I’m wandering round the woods. ๐Ÿ™‚

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1 05 2020
mountaincoward

I think it’s more a hedgerow plant – it grows in sunshine rather than shade I think. It’s pretty drought-tolerant too. Careful if you introduce it to your garden as it spreads like wildfire. Mind you, it’s quite easy to pull out as it’s very shallow rooted. Tend to grow in tarmac and the like…

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2 05 2020
Alli Templeton

I don’t think I’d have the heart to pull it out, but I’ll keep an eye out for it on my travels. ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 05 2020
mountaincoward

To be honest, it’s a very successful wild plant and pulling one out for your garden (though not strictly legal) wouldn’t have any ill effect on the herb robert population I don’t think…

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28 04 2020
John Bainbridge

Always a joy.

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28 04 2020
mountaincoward

They are. There’s actually some under Binsey on a completely open slope but, as they’re always in full sun, they don’t show up much. I think you need the shade of a woodland to see them well…

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27 04 2020
underswansea

Great photos! Really enjoyed the power point slideshow. I wish I was there with my camera.

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28 04 2020
mountaincoward

I wish I was this year! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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