The mythology of wildflowers growing and blooming in Britain is unique. We enjoy their beauty every spring, but how much do we know about them?
Fairy thimbles are also called bluebells. They are known as dead man’s bells, too. Despite the flower’s delicate bloom, the plant has always been connected to the world belonging to the ‘little folk’. The folk announced a human death by ringing the bell-shaped flowers. Walking among fairy thimbles was considered risky, especially in the dark – that was the time of the day when the flowers were full of unlucky spell.