A gallery of my worst enemies in the garden and on the embankment.Sugina. There is a Japanese saying that the roots of sugina are attached to Hell. It may be true. I know for a fact they go down at least a meter. I think they may actually go through the center of the Earth and out the other side because I've seen an awful lot of the stuff in Seattle. This is the neighbor's method of weed control (old bath mats). I have mostly stamped out the sugina in my flower beds. It was SO bad when we started that I implemented a zero tolerance policy.
Dokudami. It has white flowers and we drink the tea, but it is still really annoying and smells like fish.
Small clover is taking over the lawn and the flower beds in the absence of the sugina.
The large pink clover is rather pretty, so I mostly leave it alone, to the frustration of my husband.
On the embankment, the worst weed is kudzu. This is a kudzu vine a few days after being cut back to the ground.
There are still kudzu vines left in the trees my husband couldn't get down. The trees were completely covered when we moved here.
Tsukushi reeds, they grow so quickly.
What happens when the weeds are left to their own devices. This is what the entire embankment was like when we moved in.
October 17, 2017
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