So I thought I would make a start straight away by going Into the Woods for some Close Encounters with some of the flowers there!
We call our small wood The Bluebell Woods even though a large part of it is now mainly populated with wild garlic.
This in itself is a very pretty flower if a little uniquely scented!
There are some people around our way who collect the wild garlic leaves to add to the veg boxes that they sell. I am pretty sure of the kind of expletives my husband would give if I tried adding it to his green salad.......
The bluebells are only just coming out.
They looks so delicate in comparison to the more clumsy Spanish bluebell that we have in our gardens. There are concerns that the cultivated type could infiltrate into our English woods.
There are other flowers to be found.
If you look very carefully you may find the occasional early orchid.