POLEMONIUM SONIA’S BLUEBELL

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The slightly fragrant, pale blue flowers of this hybrid variety of the hardy Polemonium, or Jacob’s Ladder, make their first appearance in the garden in Spring, but manage to keep on flowering into Summer too.

WOODLAND PATH

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I love woodland and the way the trees mark the seasons. It’s Spring, the beech trees have bright, lime-green. soft-to-the-touch leaves that gently filter the light rather than blocking it out. And the woodland flowers make their one-time bid to bloom and set seed before the canopy thickens up for the summer.

FOSSIL ART

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The East cost of Yorkshire is one of the area where fossils are relatively easy to find. Not ¬†huge dinosaur bones, although sometimes it is possible to discover the remains of marine reptiles, but the more delicate and intricate sea dwellers such as ammonites and belemnites. This easily overlooked artistic celebration of the area’s pre-history can be found on a slipway on the quieter side of Whitby ¬†harbour off the East Pier.