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"Spanish Armada"

By RonnieAG
In one area of my local park (Pollok Country Park), and fortunately in just the one area, the Spanish Bluebells have taken over from our native species. In the above photo there are just one or two small patches of our dark blue bluebells showing. There's no doubt the invaders make for quite a display, but at the expense of ours.

My thanks to all wo commented on Leafy Lens and with special thanks to Sue, Dougie, John and Bob for their User Awards.


Tags: Flowers and plants Spanish Bluebells

Voters: debu, Lance_B, mike9005 and 48 more

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debu 9 India
3 May 2019 5:44AM
Lovely image.

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9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 6:19AM
A most beautiful bed of colour, so very well observed, composed and photographed. A pleasure to view.

Thanks for sharing Ronnie.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
3 May 2019 6:27AM
A wonderful forest carpet, Ronnie. And yes, the Spanish have invaded in many ways over the years. Let's hope this one is contained simply as an alternative example.

franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 6:39AM
A wonderful landscape, Ronnie.

Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
3 May 2019 6:54AM
A vibrant carpet, Ronnie, but also a very good and useful comparison between the two varieties, not oft seen together.
The soft fragrance flows from your image Ronnie.
A delight of colour.

Beautiful image
3 May 2019 8:18AM
Beautiful Ronnie,
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
3 May 2019 9:21AM
Splendid image Ronnie, gorgeous natural colours.

Joe Smile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 9:27AM
A magnificent looking scene Ronnie. This time the Spanish won.
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
3 May 2019 9:56AM
A very well chosen title to back up your image Ronnie. Great observation to find the two species together and for once I can see the difference between them. Several areas of my garden are awash with bluebells but alas they appear to be Spanish
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 10:21AM
It is a lovely display, but not got quite that 'magic' of our own deeper blue bluebells.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
3 May 2019 10:41AM
Whatever the species it's a lovely dense carpet of colour Ronnie - Great titleSmile
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
3 May 2019 11:02AM
Your image has prompted me to walk around my garden and I have found several native bluebells which are smaller, but fully formed, and a much deeper blue than the majority. I never knew what the difference between them was before so very happy you posted this picture
BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
3 May 2019 11:36AM
A lovely floral sight, but I do prefer the native ones too.

Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 11:39AM
I don't think we'd want to send them home - what a fabulous display Ronnie.
PCP is a wonderful place to live near.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
3 May 2019 11:42AM
Never mind the variety Ronnie this is still a cracking good image.
3 May 2019 12:13PM
Beautifuly done!

Arne Smile
saltireblue Plus
9 9.8k 36 Norway
3 May 2019 12:27PM
Will they be allowed to stay if Brexit actually happens? What's wrong with planting native varieties???
3 May 2019 2:06PM
A wonderful display and one of the best 'carpets' I've seen this year, Ronnie.
A place I'd love to visit when we next ventured north of the border.

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
3 May 2019 2:26PM
They're very lovely Ronnie, even if they are invaders! A super capture of this carpet of 'bells. Must be viewed large 👍
Trev 😀
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 3:54PM
they certainly have stolen the show!
so detailed and sharp all over Ronnie
exquisite show of colors
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 4:05PM
No comment.....
PS Beautiful shot RonnieGrin
Niknut Plus
9 2.3k 78 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 5:01PM
Cracking shot !!....remarkable depth of field in this colourful expanse !!.Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 5:01PM
A great show of Bluebells sadly not our native ones. A great image though RonnieSmileSmileSmile

JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 6:05PM
A beautiful dense carpet
9 May 2019 12:28PM
A magnificent screenfilling capture Ronnie

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