Remember the old country saying - 'one year's seeding is seven year's weeding.' The Weeds Act 1959 was put in place to help reduce the damage caused by noxious weeds such spear and field thistle, broad leaved and curled dock
and common ragwort, as successive post-war governments tried to help farmers and growers to get the maximum crop yield off their land.
Common ragwort is one of five weeds officially classified as dangerous under Government legislation - spear thistle, creeping or field thistle, curled dock
and broad-leaved dock are the others.
What if the plant palette is composed of bracken, curled dock
, devils paintbrush, horsetail and yarrow, all early colonizers that survive on severely disturbed ground and prevent it from washing or blowing away?
seen on the A4232 roundabout, Roath Dock.
A practical illustrated guide to edible plants, fungi and lichens, seaweeds and shellfish, the latest edition contains 240 wild foods that even urbanites will be able to take advantage off, such as the abundant stinging nettle, curled dock
and common mallow ( as happy growing on waste ground and roadsides as near the sea.