The Burden of Weeds

by Three Hagges Wood Meadow in Flora (Plants), Management, Weed control 1

Whenever anyone asks that question about what exactly is a weed, the commonplace and altogether unhelpful answer is usually that it is simply a plant/wildflower in the wrong place. This is at best a half truth. Weeds, and especially those pernicious and obnoxious weeds that we expect to have to deal with on the site of Three Hagges Jubilee Wood, are a group of particularly robust –even aggressive ‑ plants that have developed a number of strategies to ensure their own successful survival.  They are seldom fussy as to soil type, and often are expert and hardy colonizers of bare ground.  They are prolific in the production of fertile seed, and profligate in its distribution, often blown by the wind […]

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