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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 2nd June, 2016) Views: 1,842 
Rapeseed
 Rapeseed   by David  (Olympus Stylus)
Rapeseed field in Coppull with Winter Hill in the distance.

Comment by Ellen on 2nd June 2016 at 01:04
Also known as Canola!..A nice cheerful looking plant.Thanks for this, I expect to be seeing lots very soon.Our spring was a little delayed, but we are having very summer like weather at present.


Comment by Mick on 2nd June 2016 at 06:11
Just shows everything in life is different, you can see this with one of the trees in full leaf and the other with non.


Comment by kath on 2nd June 2016 at 08:47
lovely view!


Comment by Johnny on 2nd June 2016 at 08:58
Great clear shot of Winter Hill with those iconic masts!
Rapeseed Oil is a good alternative to Olive Oil in cooking...and its slightly cheaper!!
Does anyone still use lard?


Comment by A.W. on 2nd June 2016 at 09:44
I remember being awestruck after seeing this plant growing for the first time in the late 1960's. I do not recall seeing it before then.


Comment by Maureen on 2nd June 2016 at 11:44
It's a lovely shot and brings back memories of my Dad telling me what it was called when I was young.


Comment by Nick on 2nd June 2016 at 15:19
I thought this section was for photos of Wigan . Which part of Wigan are Coppull and Winter hill in ? Great photo though


Comment by Rev David Long on 2nd June 2016 at 19:46
Coppull is part of the historic parish of Standish, Nick.


Comment by Garry on 2nd June 2016 at 19:48
Go back to bed, Nick.


Comment by John Morris on 2nd June 2016 at 22:20
Another good shot David. Johnny, a recent study showed that cooking with vegetable oil (rape seed oil) can be dangerous and the scientist who was in charge of the study now only cooks with lard! If you wait long enough your own preference will become healthy again!!! I love to see oil seed rape but am not keen on the smell.


Comment by Johnny on 2nd June 2016 at 23:39
Thank you John (Morris) for that informative comment.
Come to think of it, our chips were cooked in lard for years!
Who remembers dripping butties?


Comment by Dorothy on 14th July 2016 at 11:21
I would like to have a go at painting this lovely scene. Do I have your permission David.


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