The sweet smell of bluebells is gradually making way for the garlic-like smell of Bear’s Garlic, that is, in the valleys where Bear’s Garlic has started blossoming abundantly on the wet, calcareous soil. The colour of the bluebells is fading. The bluebells that blossomed first, have started withering. The sun can hardly get through to the flowers, due to the many leaves from beeches and oaks.