I make no secret of the fact that plants don't do it for me. God, if you believe there is one (?), created them so to stop mankind getting their shoes muddy! Top bloke and very considerate. Guys, like Steve & co, who go "botanising", will strongly disagree with my simplistic opinion and offer a well reasoned, and valid, alternative view. I am able to recognise the importance of plants in the overall ecosystem - they provide the oxygen I require to breathe whilst removing/converting the carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. They provide food for caterpillars - therefore I am forever in their debt for the moths that grace my garden MV. Plants make my world a "green and pleasant place" and I'm unable to argue otherwise - they also ensure vegans are not forced to eat bacon, but can't alter the fact that bacon tastes better than lettuce and lentils! Plants provide the very life blood of our existence - hops, grapes and grain! Can't make beer or wine (or bread!) without them, therefore they play a vital, and under-pinning, role in the modern world? So yeah, plants are critical building blocks in all our daily lives - still doesn't make them particularly exciting to me.
|Possibly an example of Tall Broomrape ? - I discovered a group of twenty-four spikes|
in an overgrown corner of a car parking area, in Ramsgate, last summer.
I am going to deliberately keep a lookout for anything semi-interesting, probably along a water course rather than besides the tracks of Newland's, but you never know? If I find it, then there is a very good chance that it is a common and abundant species - widespread across the whole UK. That won't particularly matter - it will be the first time I've ever looked at it, camera to hand in order to capture the splendour and the moment. You've been warned!