Photo-a-Day (Monday, 15th October, 2012)
Trepids at Aspull
Nice day, nice photo. Scratched my head for a few seconds to determine whare this was, and then it clicked,The trepid dominates the pic but the background row of houses corrects the balance.
Lovely picture Ron, really like the house covered in ivy I think . Nice green grass complements the clumps of tall grasses. Cheers
What are the tall grass things for? I may sound daft but if there just grass why are they not cut with the rest of the field. is there a reason these are left to grow?
George they are there has ornimental grasses,part of the scenic veiw
Hi George, the tall grasses are Pampas grass I think. We had a clump of it at our house when we bought it.they are an ornamental grass and can become a bit of a nuisance. They are in a good place in the photo as they need plenty of room. Cheers!!
Just had to look up what a Trepid was.
What is a "Trepid"? when I googled it all I got was pictures of staircases!
Are you thinking of Triffids the large carnivorous plants from the science fiction film day of the triffids , Ron?,I can just see my Aunties house behind the triffid lol.Another gem Ron.
The house on the far right, was it a pub at one time?
My brother,s neighbourhood. I usually visit with him when staying in Wigan. Another great photo. The plant in the foreground looks like a massive Yucca, if it is,it's the biggest Yucca in the world
Lizzie down under is correct - Pampas Grass. It has very sharp edges which will cut your skin easily. Also don't tell the vandals that it burns with a fury once set alight. Each one of those clumps could be a "Bommie" on it's own.
Trepid means timid or fearful, hence the more familiar word "trepidation".
Areas of grass are very often left uncut, so that wild flowers bloom and seed heads develop on the grass to help bees, butterflies and garden birds.
Thats right Daveb.The day of the Triffids.
Colin Harlow.Never been a pub ,But I did the stucco about 3o years ago.
Cheers Skeets thought I was right and you are right they can rip your hands to shreds. When the grass heads bloomed and were feathery we used to cut them on long stems and use them as decor in a big vase. I think it was a 70s thing, cheers.
Everything Lizzie said... I had two in my garden, couldn't even begin to dig them up, arms and hands cut to shreds.... I don't remember which Hurricane it was, but it did us a huge favour, ripped the beggers out by the roots.. lol ..
Aye Lizzie and Janet, I am "down under" too.