Update: Lane Ashfeldt's take on judging this year's competition: The Willesden Prize, Stories and Tunnels _______ This is the...
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Bluebells in peril
The native English bluebell is an endangered species because the Spanish variety is muscling in and, as you know, Spain is in the EU so there's nothing we can do about it. Herald gardener Ganache* does his bit for conservation by allowing the grounds to grow wild, and every year we have bluebells under the trees. As to whether they are Spanish or English, Ganache's policy is "Don't ask, don't tell." (More about bluebell woods)
* Ganache was also appointed poet in residence recently. See below. Ed