Renishaw's Bluebells, May 2016

Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire has one of the finest displays of bluebells on earth. So before I lead off on a succession of blogs on bulbs now venturing out in my own modest garden, I'll go grand and whet appetites with this snippet from a fine spring day in the bluebell woods.

And for the sake of colour symmetry I'll throw in an unnamed ceanothus and guess that the second shrub is Rhododendron 'Blue Tit' because I purchased it on that basis.


  1. What a glorious lot of blue! Inspiring, too, as even here I might be able to produce some seasonal drifts of color... in spots... ;-)

  2. I always add summer colour amidst winter gloom. And yes, you may now be able to break away from a strict diary and revisit those old holiday snaps.


And remembering .....

Galanthus 'Mighty Atom'