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So don't park under a lime tree

By helenlinda
Gristhorpe Road is a nightmare to walk up. The tree roots push up the pavement and I have had a few nasty falls there over the years. Currently the biggest nuisance though is what drops off the trees - and lime seeds and flowers smother cars parked beneath them. It will take a bit more than a squirt of water to clean this windscreen.
Thanks for looking
Helen

Tags: Flowers and plants

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Comments


JawDborn Plus
4 1.0k 1 England
27 Jul 2014 7:54PM
At first I thought it was an Indian dish in a frying pan.Smile

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2014 7:55PM
I can't imagine wok you mean WinkWinkWinkWink
netta1234 Plus
4 355 2 Wales
27 Jul 2014 8:32PM
An unusual image ,but it's a great one,eventhough someone's got to wash the car
NettaSmile
27 Jul 2014 8:41PM
Fair enough, lesson learnt, Helen!
Super shot!

RichardSmileSmileSmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2014 9:18PM
Nasty to get in your tyre tread as well.
Peter/
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2014 10:19PM
Excellent image of the effects of this urban pest. They do look pretty lining a street but they are such a nuisance.
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2014 10:50PM
I too thought this was a tasty dish when the word lime caught my eye along with image!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Jul 2014 11:11PM
Me too with the food in the plate Helen !!
Interesting shot.
Mick.
NDODS Plus
5 5.0k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 12:59AM

Quote:At first I thought it was an Indian dish in a frying pan.Smile


I also...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Jul 2014 2:01AM
LOL ! another tip-- do not park under a walnut tree. The nuts are big enough to leave dents!
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
28 Jul 2014 6:58AM
It's made a right mess....makes a great image though
28 Jul 2014 7:21AM
I love the fact that nature wins every time
Although it might take a long time
Can you imagine us breaking up concrete with our hands....a root gently grows and whammo we get tripped up....
PhilT2 Plus
6 364 25 England
28 Jul 2014 9:45AM
A scene I recognise instantly........I live on a lime tree avenue which I thought was quite beautiful when I first moved into my bungalow a couple of years ago. Even on my drive the car ends up covered but the worst of all is clearing this lot out of the gutters and off the paths SadSadSad
The root problem has recently been solved by resurfacing all the pavement and road so at least walking is not a problem for now.
The biggest problem is that aphids love these trees and cars end up covered in "honey dew" (aphid sh*t) which is a nightmare to clean off windscreens and wasps love this so you end up beating off loads of wasps to get in SadSadSadSad
Sorry Helen but I seem to have turned this comment into a rant...........but you started it by posting the picture WinkWinkWinkWink. I will give it a vote because I feel a lot better now GrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 11:08AM
Well Phil at least you understand why I don't just see a row of lime trees as a pretty sight WinkWinkWinkWink
Very expressive comment SmileSmileSmile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
28 Jul 2014 12:15PM
It happens here with evergreen needles....but think what a sad place the world would be without the trees, and be thankful we have them.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
28 Jul 2014 1:52PM
Mmmm, we get that with berries and cherries along our road. They really stick. What with that and the bird droppings my car sometimes looks as if it's wearing camouflage. Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Jul 2014 3:21PM
Leaf 'em alone, Helen, they make a great shot! Wink
Trev Smile

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