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.
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