Photo-a-Day (Monday, 21st August, 2017)
what an interesting picture of a relatively common plant! I love the contrasting textures of flowers,stones and the soft ripples in the water.
Thank you David.
An invader of a plant,but looks so pretty against the light coloured background..a nice photo David..thank you.
A different type of photo and quite artistic.
Good one, David.
There was a big patch of Purple Loosestrife just to the left on yesterdays PAD if only had known I would have tried to focus on that instead of the boat
Nice colourful pic. This is a native plant not an invader.
A pretty splash of colour against the stones and. water.
You may be thinking of Himalayan Balsom, a very similar plant which is definitely invasive and which my colleagues and I have been 'Bashing' quite liberally on the upper reaches of the Lancaster Canal recently.
According to the internet . Purple Loosestrife is perfect for the Uk/ Europe gardens but is described as 'vigorous'. Outside of Europe it is described as an invasive menace. So there you go.
Hello Fred,no..I know what Himalayan Balsam is..it grows all along hedgerows and spits it's seeds out t row again..sometimes to the other side of the road...you've got your work cut out too Fred one of the cottages at White Coppice had it growing all over the front of the cottage,she thought it was just a pretty flower..which it is really..when I told her what it really was she was horrified and couldn't wait to get rid of it..it stops all the wild flowers growing in their natural habitat..and so stops the wildlife bees etc from doing their work...don't I go on Fred.lol
Dave,that must have been the article that I read.