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Lichen 'garden' on a wooden bench!

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
edited August 2018 in Plants
Went round an NGS garden today and absolutely loved this bench.The lichens make a 'garden' all of their own!  :)








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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    That is beautiful :) 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,941
    I imagine the bench had some help.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    edited August 2018
    Fire said:
    I imagine the bench had some help.
    I did actually ask about it.It's about 25 years in the making!
    Many of the trees and shrubs were covered as well,so no help just nature and a lot of time!
    We also have a lot of clean air here on the Isle of Wight which helps.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345
    Absolutely beautiful ... love it  <3
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    That is absolutely stunning !
    I wish I could purchase one like that . :)
  • TooeyTooey Posts: 95
    How beautiful  :)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,593
    Paul B3 said:
    That is absolutely stunning !
    I wish I could purchase one like that . :)
    The trouble might be , that if your air wasn't clean enough, it'd all just die. 
    If you sit still long enough down here in Devon, that's what happens.( and part of the reason so few people have wooden furniture) 
    Devon.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Here too. The trunks and branches of my Golden Willows look like that.  
    Very pretty.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,113
    Very pretty, but you’d get an itchy botty if you sat on it.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 566
    I inherited my parents garden bench, with patches of lichen on it - been there for 30 years.  Unfortunately when I moved counties it had to sit in the sun and they died. So sad.  I’m glad others appreciate these things. I remember one friend who didn’t want to sit on the bench because it was dirty!
    East Anglia
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