Friday, 8 February 2013

From the Archives of Glossop Weed Museum

1. Bondage weed (convulvulus erotica)

This is also known as the Boston Fern Strangler, so called because it will cheerfully throttle everything in its path. That includes abandoned cars and careless houses. It’s got a very chequered history, of course. One example was recently awarded First Prize in a ‘Longest Weed Contest’ held by Cheadle Hulme W.I.; while its relative in Mobberley was awarded an ASBO!

The photograph below shows what happened during a rather careless 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' about five miles outside Buglawton, taken in about 1963.

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