30 June 2013


There you go, who said I never buy you flowers.

Took advantage of the gardener's laissez-faire mowing schedule today, donned the pith helmet and went off in search of a few species for the garden flora.  It was incredible!  RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT!  They were coming from all angles, BOOM!  An unremitting tsunami of megas.  Red Fescue Festuca rubra, KAPOW!  Sheep's Fescue F. ovina, OOOSH!  Perennial Rye-grass Lolium perenne, KER-CHING!  Crested Dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus, PIZZ-ZAZZ!  Annual Meadow Grass Poa annua, BLAM!  Smooth Meadow-grass P. pratensis, DA-DA-DA-DA-DA!  Wood Meadow-grass P. nemoralis, OOOF!  Cock's-foot Dactylis glomerata, PEEE-OW!  Yorkshire-fog Holcus lanatus, KER-BOOM!  Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum, POP!  Timothy Phleum pratense, FIZZ!  Smaller Cat's-tail Ph. bertolonii, PFFFT!  Soft Brome Bromus hordeaceus PARP!  And Bearded Couch Elymus caninus SQUIT!

Off to lie down in a darkened room now.

PS. One or two of the more elusive and/or mobile species might be missing from the photo. 
PPS. I am pretty sure I had at least two subspecies of Red Fescue,... I know,... where will this mad, white knuckle, roller coaster of botanical exploration end?!
PPPS. I might be very bored,... and have almost certainly consumed more than my usual intake of caffeine today.

1 comment:

Lee Dingain said...

Ahh, you really shouldn't have!