in my post yesterday that I went for a short Weed Walk (twice, actually) along a quiet country
roadside. There were several interesting
grass and weed specimens to look at.
I like the
unfurling fronds on this Bracken fern (Pteridium esculentum).
(Lonicera japonica) is classified as a pest, but where it had been left
to roam the air was filled with delicious scent and it was difficult to think of it as being ill-favoured.
grasses were in flower, including this perennial Cocksfoot grass (Dactylis
first arrived here in 1867 and is still popular today as it makes a good
compliment to Ryegrass when used in pasture mixes.
grass (Phleum pratense) is another important perennial pasture
grass. It is both palatable and
nutritious for stock, and traditionally makes the best hay for feeding to
Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) always looks too pretty to be called a
weed, but it can be very invasive.
Cattle will not eat it and most herbicides are ineffective against it,
with the best form of control appearing to be grazing by sheep.
Lotus (Lotus uliginosus) is also known as the Greater Bird’s Foot
Trefoil. It has proved valuable as a
pasture legume, especially in areas where White Clover has difficulty in
must love areas like this, providing them with shelter and food. In this age of agricultural efficiency, it is
good to see that some farmers still allow a few of these corners to survive.
everyone is having a great week 😊