Flower heads from pennisetum grass look spiky but they are actually very very soft. I discovered this morning that flower heads on grasses are called spikelets – more to do with the shape than the feel of them.
I have also found out today that the false spam comments issue seems to be affecting only UK blogs. It also looks as if it might not be resolved for several days yet.
Please have a look at this forum thread and add your ‘two-pennith’ if you are affected.