Bluebells in full flower

The bluebells are in flower in Popehouse Moor’s wood and along all the local verges. Gorgeous! They make a bike ride to the pub a real treat. Ours are always a little later than some places in Devon, like the Tarka Trail. I think often they come out earliest along steep banks that catch some sun, whereas ours are in deep shade.

George, our new chief video contributor, has made a little clip… There are some lovely local walks too – there will be a wash of blue in Timbridge woods.

Meanwhile, we continue to try to rid ourselves of the invasive Spanish bluebells previous families planted by the farmhouse. Luckily, those do tend to flower earlier, so there isn’t much overlap for cross pollination and hybridisation. But all the same we’d rather wait for the real thing in the woods.