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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 15th October, 2012)

Trepids at Aspull

Trepids at Aspull
Bolton Road, Aspull.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon compact)
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Comment by: Ken R on 15th October 2012 at 00:22

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.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 15th October 2012 at 02:32

Lovely picture Ron, really like the house covered in ivy I think . Nice green grass complements the clumps of tall grasses. Cheers

Comment by: George on 15th October 2012 at 09:48

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?

Comment by: peterp on 15th October 2012 at 10:01

George they are there has ornimental grasses,part of the scenic veiw

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 15th October 2012 at 10:54

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!!

Comment by: Mick on 15th October 2012 at 11:18

Just had to look up what a Trepid was.

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 15th October 2012 at 12:17

What is a "Trepid"? when I googled it all I got was pictures of staircases!

Comment by: Daveb on 15th October 2012 at 12:53

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.

Comment by: Gary on 15th October 2012 at 14:49

Great photo.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 15th October 2012 at 16:09

The house on the far right, was it a pub at one time?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 15th October 2012 at 17:08

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

Comment by: Skeets on 15th October 2012 at 17:54

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.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 15th October 2012 at 18:53

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.

Comment by: Ron D on 15th October 2012 at 21:35

Thats right Daveb.The day of the Triffids.

Comment by: Ron D on 15th October 2012 at 21:44

Colin Harlow.Never been a pub ,But I did the stucco about 3o years ago.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 15th October 2012 at 22:51

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.

Comment by: Janet on 15th October 2012 at 23:45

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 ..

Comment by: skeets on 17th October 2012 at 05:40

Aye Lizzie and Janet, I am "down under" too.

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