Ragged Robin: scruffy but unpretentious

5 thoughts on “Ragged Robin: scruffy but unpretentious”

  1. I really hope this patch of wildness in the city can be kept safe from developers. It always feels vulnerable, bordering as it does one of the most desirable residential areas of the city.

  2. It’s a weed, like buttercups. Pull them up! You think I’m hard-faced? These plants are cheerfully-coloured to persuade the naive that they’re harmless. In fact it’s a ruse to take over. Ragged Robin – get thee gone!

  3. ‘Plants become weeds because people label them as such’ (Richard Mabey). Or Ralph Waldo Emerson: a weed is just ‘a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered’. Mind you, it’s a different story on our allotment!

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