A sea of blue: Your photos of bluebell displays across The Midlands

Dinmore Wood, Herefordshire
Dinmore Wood, Herefordshire Photo: Diane Walker

Many areas of our region are a sea of blue at the moment with bluebells at their peak! You've been sending us your pictures of spectacular displays that you have visited.

Have a look at the wonderful pictures below and take in a few facts whilst you're at it!

Don't forget centralweather@itv.com is the address if you have any photos you'd like to share with us.

Lucy :)

  • BLUEBELL FACTS!
  • Nearly 50% of the world's bluebells can be found here in the UK
  • The Bluebell is a member of the Lily family
Nottingham
Nottingham Credit: Hazel Williams
  • In folklore the bluebell is considered to be the flower of the house goblin!
  • Bluebells are a symbol of constancy and it's thought could be the origin of 'something blue' that a bride should wear on her wedding day
Osmaston Park, Derby
Osmaston Park, Derby Credit: Alan Fox
  • Because bluebells spread very slowly they're considered to be an indicator of ancient woodland sites
  • In the bronze age people used bluebell glue to attach feathers to their arrows
  • The Victorians used the starch from crushed bluebells to stiffen the ruffles on their clothes
Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills Credit: Sally Hudson
  • Bluebell plants are poisonous. The chemical that makes them poisonous was used in alchemy and is being researched by modern day scientists for medical use.
  • Bluebells can also be white. These rare individuals lack the pigment that gives bluebells their distinctive colour.
Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills Credit: Sally Hudson
  • It takes at least five years for a seed to grow into a bulb.
  • Bees can 'steal' the nectar from bluebell flowers by biting a hole in the bottom of the bell, reaching the nectar without pollinating the flower
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Credit: Sally Herod
Clent Hills
Clent Hills Credit: Antony Weaver
Toddesley Wood, Pershore
Toddesley Wood, Pershore Credit: Shaun Dovey
Solihull
Solihull Credit: Tony Watson
Redditch
Redditch Credit: Tony Smith
Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills Credit: Dave Foote