A workman killed hundreds of protected rare orchids with poison after mistaking them for weeds.Amateurs.
The flowers died days after the contractor used herbicide to rid a grass verge of brambles and gorse.
Not realising the colourful flowers were nine species of rare orchids, he doused them with the toxic spray.
I've got several gravel beds around the house and I spray them regularly with Roundup. Nothing grows where PawPaw goes. I was spraying last week and Milady called my attention to a little plant near some rose bushes. "See this plant?" says she.
"You betcha", says I, hosing it with extra strength Roundup.
"Well, damn!" she retorts. "I like that plant and was hoping to save it."
"Too late." says I. "Don't point at a plant while I've got the Roundup sprayer in my hand.