Rhodies... was Re: fox hunting

Todd M. Bolton tmbolton at erols.com
Tue Jan 18 20:49:26 EST 2000


I was a tourist in February when there weren't so many of us Ameericans around.
As a stonemason and landscaper I loved it.

savage wrote:

> "Todd M. Bolton" wrote:
> >
> > From what I saw while touring, I believe the varieties that are most
> > invasive, at least in Devon and Cornwall, are Rhododendron catawbiense and
> > R. maximum from the mid Atlantic US mountain ranges.  Most of the rest of
> > Rhodies available on the market were hybridized to the point that they no
> > longer produce viable seed.
>
> I lived in Cornwall for a few years. The most invasive things there are
> ignorant businessmen masquerading as farmers, conceited conservationist
> business people, and profiteering developers masquerading as councillors
> doing their best for the local people. Rhodies, gorse, brambles and nettles
> seem to be the only thing that stops the entire place being totalled by
> tourists each summer as well.
>
> Andy





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