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Nature‘s Fecundity

The plethora of plants that have sprung up on untended ground over a year

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Up until last year, a portacabin (now shifted to a different patch of ground a couple of hundred yards away) stood on this site, outside the Botnar Research Centre (part of the department where I work). Sometime soon the ground will be broken on building an extension to the Botnar and this area will be cleared. Walking to a meeting this afternoon, I wanted to capture the amazing variety of plants that has sprung up in the intervening year.

Sometimes I look at my garden and think I am doing pretty well. In truth though, most of my effort is just in editing what comes naturally and making it possible for less well-adapted species to get established. Left to its own devices, nature is equipped with a rich and healthy palette of its own!

  • chris almond

    Not all of it wanted of course; I notice in the picture there’s a lot of buddleia an invasive species from Asia. (as an aside; coincidentally the temporary fencing in the picture is supplied by the company I work for) http://www.elliottuk.com/fencing

  • chris almond

    Not all of it wanted of course; I notice in the picture there’s a lot of buddleia an invasive species from Asia. (as an aside; coincidentally the temporary fencing in the picture is supplied by the company I work for) http://www.elliottuk.com/fencing

  • Anonymous

    I know Buddleja causes problems in some locations but it has it’s place. I’ve got a couple of examples in my garden, including an example of Buddleja davidii (the ones in this picture) which isn’t thriving nearly as well as the naturally occuring specimens.