King Thistles

I was using the ride on mower yesterday doing the lawns and an area outside the garden fence. In the fence line there's a spear thistle, about 3' tall and in flower, I quite like it. I remember my late father referring to king thistles, I suppose that if you had too many of them they'd be f**king thistles.
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Bury the Trash

Mixed Farmer
Bees love the flowers , its a real bee puller,( that's if there's any Bees left:unsure:)

Later on Goldfinches come for the seed, theym a real bird puller :sneaky:

Apart from that they are the most injurious,(n) blinking barstewards of the lot.....


My mum grows some of the less spiky ones on her garden I was there the one day knocked the tops off 3 or 4 not knowing any better she hit the bloody roof still can’t quite fathom how she paid money for a thistle

All are striking...



Livestock Farmer
Need a chain saw to tackle some of ours :rolleyes:

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...