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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Mass English wild flower massacre by the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea - 8th June 2000

("Leave not one flower alive!" are their orders. The Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea deal mass rotating death!)

(No doubt if asked, they would say "we were only following orders")

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Massacred daisies (Bellis perennis) near the Runcorn side if the Bridgewater Canal Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

  1. Portent of more to be revealed. Massacred daisies (Bellis perennis) near the Runcorn side if the Bridgewater Canal
  2. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides) Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)
  2. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

  1. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
  2. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) Unsure

  1. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)
  2. Unsure

Unsure Unsure

  1. Unsure
  2. Unsure

Unsure Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

  1. Unsure
  2. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

  1. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
  2. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

  1. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
  2. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) Only one flower left. The Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea have visited here

  1. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  2. Only one flower left. The Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea have visited here

The Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea have visited here

  1. "Leave not one flower alive!" are their orders. The Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea deal mass rotating death!
  2. Trail of flowery destruction: The Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea have visited here

Some Dove's-Foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle) manage to survive the onslaught of the Nazi Motor-mower Men Dove's-Foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle)

  1. Some Dove's-Foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle) manage to survive the onslaught of the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea
  2. Dove's-Foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle)

Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Bridgewater Canal Public Path of Death!  The remains of English wild flowers destroyed by the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

  1. Bridgewater Canal Public Path of Death! The remains of English wild flowers destroyed by the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea
  2. Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

Flying heron Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Flying heron
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Damaged and injured daisy (Bellis perennis) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Damaged and injured daisy (Bellis perennis)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

  1. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)
  2. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea)
  2. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Some barely surviving Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) after a visit from the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Runcorn, Daresbury and Halton Lea
  2. Wounded Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Daisy (Bellis perennis)

  1. Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Heron along the canal Flying heron

  1. Heron along the canal
  2. Flying heron

1915 (Robert Graves)

"I'VE watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,
August, and yellowing Autumn, so
To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow,
And you've been everything.

Dear, you've been everything that I most lack
In these soul-deadening trenches--pictures, books,
Music, the quiet of an English wood,
Beautiful comrade-looks,
The narrow, bouldered mountain-track,
The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black,
And Peace, and all that's good."

(Refer: ALCS -
The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society:
http://www.alcs.co.uk)

This England

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
 This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
 This other Eden, demi-paradise,
 This fortress built by Nature for herself
 Against infection and the hand of war,
 This happy breed of men, this little world,
 This precious stone set in the silver sea...
 This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."


 William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, 
 Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1 
 (JOHN OF GAUNT (Duke of Lancaster) speaks)


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