Can I remove bluebells from my garden?

Can I remove bluebells from my garden?

Can I remove bluebells from my garden?

It is best to dig out bluebells while they are in leaf, as the bulbs are almost impossible to find when the plants are dormant: Loosen soil around the bulbs to a good depth and remove all the bulbs and underground parts. ... Choose moist soil conditions to carry this out and firm in disturbed garden plants.

Is it illegal to destroy bluebells?

On protected sites, such as National Nature Reserves, it is illegal to destroy or remove plant material without first consulting the relevant statutory conservation agencies (i.e. Natural England, Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage or the Environment and Heritage Service, Northern Ireland).

How do I get rid of unwanted bluebells?

Kill bluebell bulbs by adding a little bit more effort. Lay the bulbs out on sheets of cardboard where they'll get full sunlight for a month. After they've dried up from the sunshine, pile all the bulbs in a black plastic bag and toss it under the deck or behind a bush until next spring.

What to do with bluebells when they die?

Allow the foliage to die down naturally after flowering. It is a good idea to remove the faded flower spikes before they set seed to prevent the plants self-seeding and spreading where they aren't wanted. Bluebells are rarely troubled by any pests or diseases.

Why are bluebells protected?

The bluebell is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). ... The species was also listed on Schedule 8 of the Act in 1998, which makes trading in wild bluebell bulbs and seeds an offence. This legislation was designed to protect bluebell from unscrupulous bulb collectors who supply garden centres.

Is the Bluebell a protected species in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, the British Bluebell is a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is a criminal offence to uproot the wild common bluebell from land on which it naturally grows.

When to visit bluebell woods in the UK?

**It is now peak bluebell season for 2021 so catch them before they disappear!** Before we go into where to find the best bluebell woods in the UK and when to visit them, we would just like to mention for anyone who may not be aware, that bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).

Is it illegal to dig up bluebells in the wild?

Wild bluebells are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). This means it is illegal to dig them up, or even for landowners to remove them from their land for sale. You need to pay to visit this one (£18.00 at the gate, or £16.50 if you buy online before you go.)

Why are bluebells important to the Woodland Trust?

Bluebells flower during the spring. Carpets of bluebells across the woodland floor brings a sense magic and wonder. Bluebells are one of the signs that a wood may be ancient. These beautiful flowers have a sweet smell. Bees feed on their early source of nectar. There are countless folklore tales surrounding bluebells.

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