Monday, 31 August 2009

A Glimpse of the Mersey Valley 50 Years Ago - Hilda Broady's Journal

30th August, 1959

Everywhere the plot was dry and brown, apart from the banks of the stream where some of the plants were still green. The stream had completely dried up, the mud having now quite disappeared. Many of the plants are now seeding, and the plants are bending over the stream. Specimens of different grasses were taken, but on examining these at home it was found that the seeds had already dispersed.

Water pepper provided the one bit of colour with the pink tips of the flowers and the red swollen stems of the plant.

The sycamore leaves appear very dull and dark green, many white speckled, and no longer sticky. The young oak seedlings appeared to be flourishing, the leaves still being shiny and deep green.

Posted by Dave Bishop, 31st August 2009

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