Bluebells and Orchids
One of the most eagerly awaited times of the year is now – when the Early Purple Spotted Orchids and the bluebells appear. This year April has been cold, after a warm late March. So far the orchid count is definately down. Today, I counted only 46, whereas in previous years it has reached 150. we shall see what happens in the next two weeks, as to whether this is a reduction. The bluebells also seem to be less prolific. The leaf cover is as great, so this may be a cyclical observation.