Violet getting killed by a hawk, the utterly terrifying maimed jowls of General Woundwort
and the sight of poor old Hazel peacefully dying of old age in the grass provoked a torrent of hot, silent, tiny tears across the country upon its first terrible viewing.
So they send undercover agents to the repressive warren nearby, infiltrate its distinctly KGB-like police, defy the Stalinesque General Woundwort
and set free the entrapped (Soviet Jewish?
But instead of using chemical sprays to control weeds, they decided to accommodate arable interlopers such as as fumitories, woundwort
, spurges and dead nettles.
Chuck in some claret hedge woundwort
, white bladder campion and a little hoary bedstraw, greater knapweed and delightful pink bloody cranesbill.
Also, General Woundwort
has to be up there with Darth Vader as one of the greatest fictional villains ever
Among the threatened species shown on the stamps are the Lady's Slipper Orchid, Deptford Pink, Downy Woundwort
, Marsh Saxifrage, Plymouth Pear and Round-Headed Leek.