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Beautiful bluebells in Ilfracombe

The bluebells on the north and east sides of Hillsborough, Ilfracombe, North Devon are astounding at the moment.

Bluebells on Hillsborough, Ilfracombe, North Devon

To see them:

  • walk from the harbour round to Hillsborough
  • go via the car park by the swimming pool
  • climb the cliff steps from Hele Bay
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Ladybirds and bees busy on the blackcurrant bushes

This morning I spotted quite a few ladybirds on our two blackcurrant bushes.

Ladybird on blackcurrant bush

I hope they are feeding off any aphids and pests. I can see why they love the blackcurrant bushes as the flowers are wonderfully delicate.

Blackcurrant flowers

As well as the ladybirds, there were quite a few beed feeding off the flowers, although they would not keep still enough for me to get a photo so I just snapped the ladybirds.

Ladybird on blackcurrant bush

I did catch this bee feeding on the heather flowers.

Bee feeding on blackcurrant bush

And just had to snap the bluebells all coming into flower.

Bluebell flowers

There’s so much going on in the garden at this time of year.

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Bluebells and blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe #ndevon

I have to take my camera because there is something new every day.

This morning I saw bluebells flowering in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon . . .

Bluebells in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The magnolias are also blooming too in a variety of colours . . .

Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

It’s a wonderful spring for blossom. All the trees are heavy with petals . . .

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

All we need now are lots of ducklings on the pond!

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