It’s bluebell time!!!!
Can you tell I’m excited! Well I am, because I look forward to seeing this stunning flower every year!
In a mini series we looked at various businesses to see what flower would best describe them.
We looked at - A flower for Arrow light Haulage
In order to choose an appropriate flower for a business we need to look at the business objectives.
Arrow Light Haulage -
- Is a professional Essex Same Day Courier and Van Delivery company.
- Their objective is to collect and deliver time critical goods and deliver them anywhere in the UK.
- Their drivers are polite and well trained; they know that your reputation is in their hands.
- They do the job right the first time, – a professional courier.
I have chosen the beautiful bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) to describe Arrow Light Haulage.
In the language of flowers the bluebell stands for 3 key aims and objectives for their business.
The bluebell is a favourite of mine, as soon as the New Year begins I look for snowdrops, then I count the days until bluebell season. I have a favourite wood near by that I simply must visit every year.
Bluebells grow and grow searching for any dappled sunlight, as the leaf coverage on trees are not at their full capacity. When the trees finally catch up, bluebells finally begin to drift off back to sleep to regain their strength for another year.
In Britain we have three types –
- Native (which can also include the white bluebell)
- Hybrid ( a mix of the above 2)
Bluebells flower from April – June.
The English bluebell is a delight to see, but due to the spread of the Spanish bluebell, true English bluebells are becoming quite rare.
For some recommended places to see this beauty –
- Milton Abbas and Delcombe woods and surrounding area in Dorset
- Badbury rings and Kinsgston Lacey in Dorset
- Emmets Garden (National Trust) Kent
- Royal Botanic gardens Kew London
- Royal Botanic Gardens Wakehurst Place Sussex
- Arlington Bluebell walk and farm trail East Sussex
- Coton Manor Gardens in Northamptonshire
- Trevarno gardens in Cornwall
Do you have a favourite place to see bluebells?
Please share with us so that our blog readers know the best places to visit.
If you want to fill your garden with bluebells, the process from seed can take a couple of years to flower; here is a video by Gardener’s World on how to grow bluebells from seed. Bulbs are available through most garden centres. Please make sure that you buy native bluebells, and that they haven’t been taken from woodland as they are a protected species.
So plan a trip to your local bluebell woods and enjoy the stunning colour and smell of the gorgeous bluebell.
Note: if you would like us to look at a flower for your business please contact us, we can provide a package of choosing a flower that best describes your business and a framed print of your flower that you can display in your office.
Please contact us for further information and we will let you know our package prices.
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