Bluebells in Crawley Wood, Ashridge Forest, UK | The Flowering English Countryside (1 of 30)

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    Bluebells in Crawley Wood, Ashridge Forest, near Buckinghamshire / Hertfordshire Border and Ivinghoe Beacon Hills, UK

    For a couple of weeks in each year, parts of the normally green and pleasant English countryside are transformed into a vibrant, colourful tapestry. Carpets of bluebells cover woodland floors, drifts of wild orchids abound on chalk downlands, brilliant red poppies spring up around the margins of corn fields and colourful coastal flowers cling tenaciously to windswept cliffs high above the Atlantic Ocean. Even the cultivated landscape often takes on a coat of bright colours – ranging from fields of intense yellow rapeseed to vast acres of blue flax.

    The photos in this album ‘The English Countryside in Flower’ aim to show the diversity of the flowering environments in the English landscape and, where conditions are favourable, the flora that thrive in them.

    © 2014 ukgardenphotos

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    1. jeannie debs 49 months ago | reply

      Nothing better! beautiful Bluebell wood :)Congrats on Explore :)

    2. CameliaTWU 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent work! Congratulations on Explore!

    3. oliverred 49 months ago | reply

      A Wonderful Landscape!


      An excellent photo award from!

      Breathtaking Landscapes
      B&W and Color Group

    4. carogray1 49 months ago | reply

      ah the bluebell woods beautiful.

    5. resolute lock [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Stunning photo of this beautiful woodland. I have only visited the once and still remember it very clearly.

    6. Jessica's Rider 49 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot; I love the colours and the way you can't see through the wood. Brilliant!

    7. Tomas Burian 49 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo.

    8. bustling vest [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

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    9. bustling vest [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

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    10. cormend 49 months ago | reply

      Pure magic!

    11. bustling vest [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

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    12. moccasinlanding 48 months ago | reply

      A real magic carpet.

    13. zawaski 48 months ago | reply

      beautiful work

      Happy New Year

    14. abrupt board [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo as seen in the group
      "Landscape Beauty !"

      Landscape Beauty !

    15. Helen: 44 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning. Now is the time to get out and see the bluebells in all their glory.

    16. ublachan240994 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful contrast

    17. flashy passenger [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Very nice landscape photo!

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