Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:34
Hmm, interesting ... I was reading something the a while back about the fact that although we seem to have lost our English Elms, there are naturally occurring hybrids which are resistant to the Dutch Elm disease, and that we could, in the future, see magnificent elms taking their place again in the English countryside. If somehow the hybridisation had been prevented this would not be a possibility.
Another native plant that is hybridising all over the place is our native primrose ... I've found pink primroses in hedgerows in the middle of farmland a long way from any garden with cultivated primroses in it. Are we saying that no one should grow any of Barnhaven's delightful primulas in case we lose our native primrose?
It's been happening for years, think Darwin called it evolution.
Bees seem to be to blame
Im not saying that one path is right or wrong ... Just that it's worth thinking about ...
Last edited: 26 April 2017 07:35:52