My knowledge of botany has always been limited. This was confirmed by a recent visit to the Chelsea Flower Show when I identified several plants that I had just dug out of the garden as weeds, prominently featured and available at a show price of £15 for six little seedlings. Agricultural botany is even more of a mystery. Thistles, nettles, docks and the buttercups currently turning our hayfield into something with the look of oilseed rape – these are clearly […]
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