Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:48
That Hogweed looks lovely close up. Isn't amazing how intricate and beautiful some of the plants we term 'weeds' are. Especially some of the tiniest ones which can so irritate us in our gardens.
I ought to look this up - and I suppose I still can, but I'll bet that people on here will have good answers - around what era or whereabouts and when did the term 'weed' come into British vocabulary? Did 'weed' always mean plants considered troublesome or was there some complex meaning which is not as how we generalise about a 'weed' these days?
I'm tempted to go off and look for anecdotes and fame and fables now.