Tuesday 1st May 2018
It’s here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…… the bluebells have arrived and they look beautiful!
Scientifically known as Hyacinthoides non-scripta, bluebells are a native species to England.
Bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and if you dig up and sell a wild bluebell you can be fined a whopping £5000 per bulb.
Here at GreenAcres Rainford we don’t want to dig them up we want to soak them up in all their glory.
So in honour of our beautiful bluebells here’s a poem by Fay Slimm.
Million bells waving bright bonnets of blue
Flaunting tall ranks of incredible hue.
Groundbreaking columns of stalks fill the shade
Assailing our senses from every dull glade.
Mid dapple-dim woods we tred without sound
Breathtaking armies of blue all around.
Sun shedding Spring over cold woodland dew,
Highlighting patches of mystical blue.
Sheer seas of colour all billowing there
Dance to perfection their Show of the Year.
Come and take a look for yoyrself, maybe pop in for a cuppa and find out more about this very special place.