Posted: 27/06/2017 at 19:35
Well, given that the British Isles were physically part of the European mainland until relatively recently, geologically speaking, and plants, animals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and human beings spread here just as they spread across the rest of Europe from Africa and Asia ... natural purity of Englishness? Natural purity? .... poppycock!
You may think that Poppycock is a quaint Old English term of derision ....... but it's actually a Dutch term meaning 'soft poo' .... you see, not all is as it seems. Most of what appears to be English is as much a mongrel as the Heinz 57 mutt at the dogs home. Even our language ... especially our language.
Weren't you growing Alyssum? Afraid that's native to Mediterranean areas too.
A plant that's been here since the year dot? Horsetail ... Equisetum arvense . but beware of what you wish for
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