How to Plant a Beautiful English Bluebell Grove

At Brimwood Farm, I’ve been focused on increased biodiversity and creating a wider range of habitats as part of my conservation efforts. There’s very little I can do in the way of growing and farming because the land is over two hours away; so until I move closer, the smallholding has to wait. However, in the intermediary, you may have noticed I’ve been doing a lot of work – a Wildflower Meadow has been created, Owl Boxes have been put up and I’ve also begun planting a Bluebell Grove. English bluebells are just stunning plants that are under threat from hybridisation and the invasive Spanish bluebell. It’s important, therefore, to create and manage new groves of our native species.

After the failed efforts of last year, when the bulb company had sent me the wrong bluebells (they were a hybridised version and I was very upset), I’m starting over. So, a couple of weeks ago, Saad and I set about putting in 200 new bulbs for spring 2017!

I’m excited to see just how the wood progresses over the following years, and now I KNOW I have the right bulbs I can actually sit back and enjoy it’s beauty!

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Hi,

I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

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