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I see them everywhere and have no idea what they are.
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  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...oh that's an easy one we can all answer, in unison perhaps...?

     

    Rape !   to make rapeseed oil...

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,574

    It's a brassica, same family as cabbages, kale, Brussels sprouts etc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables 

    It needs lots of bees to pollinate it - nowadays farmers pay beekeepers to place their hives near their fields of rape.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 475

    I call them sunshine fields because they always look so sunny and bright.image

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I call them snot fields because they set off my hay fever. But they are a cheerfull sight.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    The smell overwealms some of the more pleasant scents from the garden. Nice yellow though

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,574

    I once saw a pair of crows, totally overcome by the smell or the strength of the pollen or something, on a narrow country road between two very large areas of flowering rape at midday on a very hot sunny day - they behaved as if they were drunk, unable to fly more than a couple of feet at a time.  I watched them for ages.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,630
    the bee keeper in our allotment said he dreads the farmer planting rape in the field next to us as he says they tend to use some very bad pesticides on rape so he says anyway,,mind you looking at rape it seems its better for us to use than even the best virgin oils i use it for almost everything have done for yonks

    good luck all and aint this sunshine just great a bit burnt already today ,

    Alan4711
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,879

    Oil seed Rape- it dont  half stink after its rained! it can be exused though with the cheerful yellow of it!

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,879

    The Blue is better that is the Linseed Oil /flax I think ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    The blue is lovely. We had a white version in a nearby field one year. Not half as nice

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