Yesterday we had decided to go to Dalkeith Country Park to enjoy the Easter bluebells. Unfortunately though the buses weren't going to Dalkeith and rather than get off early and somehow work out how to get to Dalkeith, we got off even earlier and wandered through Craigmillar Castle grounds. It's a lovely area for a wander (though very litter strewn unfortunately). The weather stayed nice and lots of birds were singing (including the first blackcaps I've heard this year) so it was a very pleasant way to spend the Easter Bank Holiday.
Nice to see this patch of pink bluebells! These are a hybrid (Hyacinthoides x massartiana) - the product of cross-breeding between the native British bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and the Spanish variety (Hyacinthoides hispanica). Read an interesting article about British bluebells on the BBC website.