Bluebells at Treshnish
The Bluebells at Treshnish are the first real show of abundance as the days begin to lengthen and the grass slowly starts to grow.
Bluebells in the woods
Usually recognised as a woodland plant, Bluebells flourish in the woods at Treshnish. Walk through the gate in the deer fence near the Ensay Burn. You will find them growing amongst the Hazels, along with the aromatic Wild garlic.
Bluebells in cottage gardens
It was a lovely surprise to find a small flock of noisy chattering Starlings at Haunn on Monday evening. They are sitting here on the wall of the ruin beside West Cottage, within the gardens.
Bluebells in the fields
Bluebells also flourish the fields! We had the Herdwicks in here during lambing and I was worried the Bluebells wouldn’t flower as I could see they were munching on the juicy Bluebell leaves as they emerged. Within a week or so of moving them into a different field, the Bluebells began to recover. Soon they were flowering on all the slopes and knolls.
Bluebells in unexpected places
The Haunn field (the Coronation Meadow) was also used at lambing time. The Bluebells are late flowering here too, and grow in drifts across the contours of the slopes, marking their outlines in thin almost imperceptible blue lines. The gardens around East, Middle and West have pockets of Bluebells flowering and their scent is wonderful.