There has been an explosion of bluebells this year Hugh, with the dappled light of the wood they have a beautiful translucence. There are even white bluebells (paradox accepted), some are growing in the churchyard green cnr of Bounds Green Road and the High Road.
Thanks, Xavier. They certainly seemed to be doing well. Sadly we chose a day with no direct sunlight to be dappled.
Where was that Hugh, Hertfordshire?.
Hugh are you teasing us with the location? They are beautiful.
Sorry Maggie. I'd been intending to add a video my other half made on the phone for the folks back home but then forgot. It has the location in the title.
This is the wood that's attracted some media attention due to NT decision to charge for access for the first time, partly as people were trampling the bluebells. I go every year to the Osterley ones and this year they're better than ever due to clearance of brambles enabling further growth and spreading.
This place is lovely as well - you can catch the train from Hornsey to Brookmans Park and walk (15 minutes?)
I've not been yet this year, but in previous years it has had lovely bluebells.
beautiful! You've inspired me to go up at the weekend!