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Cap'n Fishy

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And lots on knapweed yesterday...

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nickthomas

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Japanese knotweed is a pain in the arse at this time of the year along the banks of the Taff, its only saving grace is that it gives the bees and hover flies a good feed before autumn sets in.

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Stewed, it's like Rhubarb !!! Just add custard.
Had to research it many years ago, when I actually worked.
Eddie
I never knew that - I looked it up and it seems a versatile edible plant. I would need an awful lot of custard though. Also found out that Himalayan Balsam - which grows in all the places that the knotweed hasn't taken over is edible too. The seeds taste like nuts and the shoots make a good curry...allegedly.
 

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Re Hoverflies, 1st hoverfly, Prob. Eristalis tenax Known as a common drone fly.

2nd image Myathropa florea, I think, all sorts of variaties of colouration but the hourglass pattern and dark spot on wing suggest that's it.

May well be wrong!
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