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Rusty bluebells

Like many other plants bluebells suffer from a rust disease. Bluebell rust causes yellowed areas on the leaves filled with dark brown/black pustules. Some rusts have as many as five different kinds of spores in a complicated life-cycle that can … Continue reading

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Bluebells… and pinkbells and whitebells

There is something quintessentially English about the bluebell. The sight of a blue carpet spread beneath newly greening leaves in woodland is rarely repeated in the remainder of Europe. Our native species of bluebell,¬†Hyacinthoides non-scripta, the Common bluebell, is found … Continue reading

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