Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:16
Mmmmmmmm......... I love GW as its for real gardeners. I understand about plant genus and didn't really need the "buttercup' malarkey. Yes many plants are related to them, but you wouldn't be daft enough to plant buttercups. On the other hand you might and if so go and have a word with yourself.
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I think that's quite patronising. Not everyone understands about plant genus - in fact, I'd say more people who garden don't understand it. In the past few years, several people here have nurtured weeds and asked for help with ID on them as they've thought they were plants. New gardeners don't instantly have experience, and they should feel able to ask those questions without being ridiculed.
Learning about what plants are is fascinating and many people will have enoyed an interesting bit of info like that.
Mind you, what do I know? I was entranced by a programme a few years ago devoted to weeds . Mainly my nemesis - the willow herb
I personally felt the programme was ok. There are things I don't care for and things I do, but I've felt that way about G'sW for many years. Skip what you don't like.