Years ago, I already purchased a plant labeled ’Wilde hyacinth – Hyacinthoides non-scripta, but it turned out to be a Hyacinthoides x massartiana, one of those hybrids of the bluebell and the Hyacinthoides hispanica. I really was disappointed, since I bought it at Ecoflora, a nursery I always considered as very reliable.
Last autumn, I ordered some bulbs from Peter Nyssen in Holland, and planted them in my woodland garden.
They were a bit late to bloom (normally bluebells are blooming in April in my country), but this afternoon came in that part of the garden and there they were!
I was so excited to see them bloom… I know that bluebells are very common in the UK, but in Belgium there are only a few woods where they can be found.
(I think my bluebells are just a little bit late because they were planted only last spring, but to be honest… I’m a little bit curious if we will still find them blooming when we’ll be in Sussex next weekend…)