Weatherwatch: why grass made Britain great

Guardian: A sheep enjoys the grass on the North Yorkshire Moors. Photograph: Alamy April showers interspersed with warm sunshine provide perfect conditions for grass to grow at maximum speed. Listening to the whirr of lawn mowers it is easy to forget that it was grass that made Britain great. Its lush nutritious greenness fed the sheep that made wool our main export; many a village church and manor was built on the profits of wool. Late medieval skills in managing early growth of grass on water meadows......

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