Had to make a quick dash up to Duneira on Mt. Macedon the other day, and turned into that incredible drive – possibly one of the loveliest in Australia – soon to be lined with millions of bluebells.
I knew there’d be no sign of the bluebells yet, so was caught off guard when my eye rushed to the far end, dragged there instantaneously by a great carpet of sparkling purple and white. I was aware of the delay (though it was probably nanoseconds) before I recognised what I was looking at – my beloved Dutch crocus, en masse.
The sun was out, and the flowers were just gaining confidence in it sticking around long enough to be bothered opening. You couldn’t help but smile.
I’ve always felt mildly cheated at never having been able to be at Great Dixter in March when there’s meadows of them. I’m now feeling at least partially compensated.
You can – and should – see Duneira when the bluebells are out in late October/early November. Check out how here