US social scientist Kenneth Boulding : ‘If you believe exponential growth can go on in a finite world, you are either a madman or an economist’.

Monday, 31 August 2009

31/8/09: Welling Hop stop

I had to go to Welling and back in a hurry, so took the train.

I'd noted the Hop growing on the fence behind the 'up' platform of Welling station a long time ago, but had not previously got off a train here.

There were several Hop (Humulus lupulus) plants on a grassy bank on the opposite side of Station Approach, probably at least five, one a female with cones:

Female Hop plant by Welling station, carrying the cones that are used to impart the bitterness to British beer

There was also a seedling of Virginia Creeper, several Common Toadflax in flower and local staples such as Hogweed, Black Horehound, Mugwort and Rocket sp. There was a patch of Bracken on a bank at the junction with Central Avenue.

There was yet another Hop by the path between the 'Plough and Harrow' public house and the Shell garage on Bellegrove Rd.

No comments:

Post a Comment