Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th September 2015 at 11:19
I rather like the Himalayan Balsam as well as the photo!
Comment by Cyril on 6th September 2015 at 12:43
During the India programme, BBC2 Tuesday, the presenters walked through The Valley of Flowers in West Himalaya and there was plenty of this balsam growing there, so this part of Wigan could well be a replica of that Indian National Park.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th September 2015 at 13:49
Thanks Cyril - have just had a look at The Valley of Flowers from info you`ve given on Forum. There`s just a few more flower species there than in Bottling Wood! - there`s about 500 in the Valley of Flowers.
Comment by Bren on 6th September 2015 at 14:28
I agree with you Garry....a few weeks ago you couldn't see some of the pathways because they were so overgrown.....it has been cut back but half a job as usual !!!!...they have gone overboard on planting in that area....in a few years time it will be totally overgrown...
Comment by Fred Mason on 6th September 2015 at 16:42
and to think that, for the Romans who built Coccium, or Wigan, this was a defensive barrier.
Nice photo, David.
Comment by Mick on 6th September 2015 at 22:30
Ive took photos of that green stuff in the Duggy before and the green colour dosent look like it used to in the olden days
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