Friday, 16 April 2010

Hairy Bittercress

Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is a common weed of gardens, greenhouses, paths, railways and waste ground. It is a plant ideally constituted to be a weed - it likes disturbed ground and bare soil; it can grow from seed to a plant shedding seeds within three weeks; it has pods that explode sending the seeds a distance from the plant; and the seeds can remain viable within the soil for at least ten years.

I wonder how many gardening years of work are spent getting Hairy Bittercress out of our gardens?

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Early April

Some early April sights:-

Lesser Celandine - a garden variety.




Weeping Willow

Mount Hood Daffodil

Frogspawn appeared on 9th April.