22 April 2008
Sick o’ more weeds
My recent trips out into the garden have been brief, one-job-per-visit affairs. Sow some seeds. Plant some asparagus. Dig over a bed. Pull up weeds. Pull up weeds again. Notice that weeds are all of the same type as I pull out yet more of the blighters. You get the picture.
It turns out that even though there is not, to my knowledge, a single sycamore tree in the vicinity, hundreds and hundreds of the seeds have helicoptered their way into my garden and are now germinating faster than you can say, “well they’re not as bad as bindweed, now are they?”
It’s true that they are easy enough to pull out. As weeds go they are a doddle to manage, apart from the sheer numbers of them. I have twice filled a bucket with the pesky things in the past three weeks or so. That’s a whole lot of tree potential, if you ask me.
But perhaps they didn’t all drift in. Maybe the resident squirrel is to blame – I know he buried conkers in the garden so why not sycamore seeds too. They don’t seem like much of a meal to me but what do I know about it?
Filed under: Hard labour — Clare @ 5:39 pm