The springtime is the perfect time of the year to get out and about in nature. With all of life starting to come back now as the land starts to warm up once again, this is a great time to wander around spotting all the things that are going on in the natural world.
Flowers in particular can really bring us joy – as well as the beautiful blooms from a professional like this Gloucestershire florist https://flowershedtewkesbury.co.uk/wedding-flowers-tewkesbury-gloucestershire/ , we can also enjoy the wildflowers that are abundant in these months of the year. If you are going for a walk in the countryside this Spring, here are some of the flowers to look out for…
Lady’s Smock – Also known as Cuckoo flower due to its arrival at the same time as the cuckoo can be first heard, this pretty delicate pink flower likes damp areas, so look near to rivers and streams and damp woodland for them.
Bluebells – A favourite woodland flower, around May these beautiful blue flowers start to appear in vast swathes on the woodland floor in particular. There are few things in nature more beautiful than the sight of a bluebell wood on a sunny day as the light shines through the trees. There are many places to go in the UK to enjoy the sight of the spring bluebells.
Early Purple Orchid – These striking and beautiful flowers are a favourite with bees and are one of the first orchids to bloom after the winter, hence the name. The flowers are a deep purple and look stunning. From April look out for them in woodlands and near hedgerows, their leaves are a dark green with darker spots on them.
Primrose – These pretty yellow flowers are a sure sign of spring, and some years they can actually be seen flowering in December or January if the winter is fairly mild. They can be seen on grass verges, woodland or open countryside and are a joy to behold.
Wood Anemone – These delightful and delicate looking flowers grow in ancient woodland and can be found around the UK, usually around the bottoms of trees in shaded areas. They will close up if there is rain in the air so the best time to see them in all their glory is a bright and sunny day.