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germander speedwell

Wayside Weeds

Friday, 12th October 2001, West Yorkshire

Germander speedwellTHERE'S BEEN some cutting back along the towpath and the Lavatera, a garden escape, which kept threatening to block the path has been, not just cut back, but uprooted. Nature abhors a vacuum and on the bare earth Germander Speedwell has rapidly established itself and is now in bright azure-blue flower, as blue as today's sky.

Other weeds in flower by the towpath and in the rich soil on the south-facing bank by the man-hole cover where the sewer occasionally overflows, are;
red deadnettle chickweed knotgrass
Red Deadnettle,
and Knotgrass.
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Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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