Due to new and ongoing commitments I haven’t posted a blog for a while but with some free time this morning I thought I would put something quickly together. Note though this isn’t going to be one of Susan’s, Dave’s or Lissa’s garden tour blogs of abundance (unfortunately). Nope, this is all about weeds.
Having only time to really water my ‘pot plant garden’ recently the rest of garden has been neglected. This has resulted in the weeds having their way. I’ve written about Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) before but below is another example how invasive this tree really is –
I dumped the above pods on gravel and with the rain that was enough to set them off. If I just leave them they will continue to grow into saplings. They originally came from my neighbour who doesn’t do any garden maintenance at all.
This neighbouring sapling forest is regrowth from late last year when I last got in there with the pruners while they were away. The foliage makes good compost and the timber is really soft but pity about the seeds.
Another plant I have written about, East Indian lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) also is weedy but no way to the same level as Leucaena. Again this plant has self sown in ground that is mainly pebbles but I did leave this on purpose so I could harvest it for mulch.
Red ivy (Hemigraphis colorata) also at times takes over my garden. This plant was self-inflicted but again is good as a compost ingredient although you have to watch for it re-sprouting if you compost heap isn't hot enough. It is an incredible hardy plant which dies back in the full dry summer heat but always comes back. Right now it is thriving.
Lastly I end this blog with a photo from over my fence and what can happen if you don’t tend your weeds….
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