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Fascination of Weeds (Paperback) (Alick Jones & Sarah Jones)
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Have you spent hours and hours pulling, hoeing and forking weeds only to find they were back again almost before you had had time for a cup of tea? Have you ever completely eradicated the ground elder in your herbaceous border (ha, ha!) to be greeted next spring by yet more new shoots of the wretched thing? Is it time for a fresh look at weeds?Find out how they do what they do so well with seeds that can hide away for 50 years and roots that go down over 20 feet. Read why seed dormancy is the reason we wear poppies on November 11th. BUT could they be good for Wildlife? Perhaps you can even EAT them? Take a fresh look at the subtle attraction of the plants that we have for so long dismissed as merely WEEDS! It's all here (and beautifully illustrated).