In the early weeks of spring, there are few sights lovelier than a carpet of glorious bluebells. These fabulous perennials can make areas of your garden really stand out, and when they flower in April or May it can be as though the area itself is waking up to the onset of the warmer months.
If you’re thinking of planting bluebells in your garden, be sure to do a little homework first. Bluebells are protected under British law, so you need to know that your purchase is sourced responsibly. Also, avoid using the Spanish version of the plant, as this can harm the native stocks.
It’s important to be patient when planting bluebells, because they won’t necessarily be too showy the first year. After that, however, they can get more impressive year on year. Water the area well when planting, and avoid the temptation to remove the foliage at any time because this helps them to flourish later.
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There’s a quintessentially British feel about an expanse of bluebells, so it comes as no surprise to hear that many garden designers in Scotland and right across the UK advocate their use in so many open areas. While in the wild they’re often associated with ancient woodland, they have their place in domestic gardens as well.
Almost half of all the bluebells in the world are in the UK, and when they appear they serve as early feeding stations for bees before the onset of summer. Their innate usefulness is there for all to see, but of course it’s their beauty that stands out most. When they seek garden design Perth home owners will often ask for bluebells to be included.
To see bluebells in all their natural glory, where they can produce huge expansive carpets of colour, you can head to a number of locations in Scotland. The Glen Finglas estate is located in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and is the largest property that comes under the care of the Woodland Trust. It’s one of many locations which come to life when the bluebells are on show.
Brown Earth Landscapes are based in Scotland and specialise in the highest quality garden design Kinross has to offer. Call 01250 884 342 to find out more.