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.