Slow botany developed as a reaction against all those people who go galumphing about the countryside, across fields, through copses and spinneys and extensive forbidding woodland, or indeed through jungles teeming with exotica, and are forever shouting â€œOh look! See the serried ranks of campion and bladderwort dotted among the bracken over yonder!â€ or â€œGosh! If Iâ€™m not mistaken there must be thousands of snapdragons scattered along the railway cuttings!â€
This episode was recorded on the 23rd October 2008. A complete transcript of this episode can be found on Frank Key’s Hooting Yard website. Accompanying Hooting Yard On The Air, the three publications Gravitas, Punctilio, Rectitude & Pippy Bags, Unspeakable Desolation Pouring Down From The Stars and Befuddled By Cormorants are available for purchase.