As you may have noticed, July has been hot ☀️. We need to take extra care when the temperature climbs to these heights. Our wild plant of the month happens to be partial to harsh, dry conditions, so why don’t we take a leaf out of its book? 

The Hardy Harebell

Sometimes overshadowed by the popular bluebell, 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘭𝘢 𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘢, is as tough as it is pretty.

Partial to dry habitats like heaths, hill tops, hedgerows, dunes and exposed mountain sides, dampness is one of the only conditions the harebell doesn’t like!

July is the month when we start to see the blue bells of this perennial hanging from their slender stalks, which are covered with small hairs and filled with white sap. Have you spotted any yet?

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