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collecting plants for what?

Postby princess peach » Wed May 06, 2009 6:48 pm

I saw an old guy collecting red clover looking like plants,he had a whole bale cut and prised in between the cross bar on his moto.The plants were piled up high,it wouldve been amusing watching him getting his leg over to ride the moto.. :lol:
anyone know what he was doing with the plants,what was he feeding?

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby julian » Wed May 06, 2009 6:56 pm

a present for his wife maybe?

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Postby princess peach » Wed May 06, 2009 7:06 pm

Oh very helpful julian :lol:
would take her a while to troff thru the amount he was pinching.
I find these spanish people very interesting when they steal from the land...i have to find out what they are using it for.. :D

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby crazyred » Wed May 06, 2009 9:05 pm

I saw him picking them from next to the new road past yours from La Linea. I wondered at the time why he was picking them :shock:

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Postby julian » Wed May 06, 2009 9:53 pm

you girls are so unromantic ....why can´t you believe he was taking home some plants for a present for his wife.....no wonder we don´t bother !!!

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Postby princess peach » Thu May 07, 2009 7:02 am

It must be for a horse or something then,I have seen quite a few guys doing it,and after seeing the one with a full bale of it on his bike :lol: ,i needed to ask...seems like no one knows Crazy..If dealer was here he would be able to answer my question. :wink:

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Postby silver » Thu May 07, 2009 9:38 am

red clover looking like plants :?: Sounds as if its fodder for his donkey.. if not then must be to sell...is it some kind of herb :?:
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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby sunray » Thu May 07, 2009 11:39 am

Possibly sweet peas, long straggly stems and reddish-purple flowers.

Horses and mules are very partial to them, I know mine is.

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby fearfulfred » Thu May 07, 2009 12:04 pm

If it was sweet peas maybe they were for his goats..the farmer who lives next to us told me his goats love them . He used to pick them all the time as a treat for them

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Postby princess peach » Thu May 07, 2009 1:08 pm

maybe they are the spanish equivalent to sweet peas,they arent like our english sweet peas..they are everywhere at the moment in spain,they are purplish flowers with straggly stems like you have described..a big bundle for his ass :lol:

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby silver » Thu May 07, 2009 2:25 pm

What..like these wild peas
http://www.valdeorras.com/natural/detai ... ge_id=1381
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Postby princess peach » Thu May 07, 2009 2:43 pm

no,they dont look anything like that picture. :shock:
they are deeper purple,crimson colour,and more like our UK clover heads only they seem longer and more stretched unlike our ball shaped clover petals.. :?
If i can get a pic of them up close i will.

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby Nimrod » Thu May 07, 2009 8:53 pm

Is it indeed called red clover?
You can buy red clover tablets as a herbal remedy

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby princess peach » Fri May 08, 2009 7:03 am

here are the pics so you can tell for definate

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby Nimrod » Fri May 08, 2009 9:33 am

PP,
This is red clover i think,trifolium pratense

I think it might be for personal use rather than animal use,you can make tea from it.

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby princess peach » Fri May 08, 2009 10:27 am

PP,
This is red clover i think,trifolium pratense

I think it might be for personal use rather than animal use,you can make tea from it
Perfect Thanks Nimrod,my curiosity is satisfied. :wink:

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby crazyred » Fri May 08, 2009 5:21 pm

Been doing some digging ( :roll: ) and apparently it is used as a fodder crop for animals.

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby princess peach » Sat May 09, 2009 6:09 am

Thanks Crazy L.xxxx
I wonder if it would be good for Roger??? :D

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby ken2 » Sat May 09, 2009 9:10 am

Don't you just enjoy some threads, thanks,if you can make tea?,ummmmmmm sounds nice, ? who's Roger.

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Re: collecting plants for what?

Postby princess peach » Sat May 09, 2009 1:54 pm

haha..Roger is my lizard! :lol:


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