One of the very nicest things about England is all the flowers. The gardens (sometimes it feels as if everyone here is a gardener) and the meadows and hedgerows are filled with flowers.
I’ve noticed that there are fewer wildflowers than when I spent my summers here as a child. Probably part of the reason is the increased use of fertilizers by farmers for their crops of wheat, barley, potatoes, and hay/silage.
Another reason for the decline of wildflowers might be due to
Please let me know if you know the name of a flower I haven’t been able to identify, or if I’ve got something wrong. This is my favorite wildflower, a bluebell.
Here’s a wood filled with bluebells near my uncle’s farm.
The wonderfully named rosebay willowherb.
Please let me know if you have any additions or information!