February 10, 2012

Weed plants in the wrong place

window of plants and more mismatched chairs
window of plants and more mismatched chairs (Photo credit: wockerjabby)
There is no accepted definition of a weed that only "a plant that is in the wrong place." And if we look at the definition on its head? When most people think of weeds, they think of plants as grounsel, chickweed and dandelion. These plants are easy to describe how the weeds, because they are not particularly attractive or eye-catching and are considered a nuisance for the invasion of the orchard or growing between slabs. Maybe not often stop to consider that some common and popular garden plants also act as weeds, and they do.When we think of as weeds, plant disease, it is because they fall into one of four categories - they are either invasive, in the wrong place, at the expense somehow, or extended easily.Invasive plantsTwo main definitions of a plant becoming invasive come to mind. The first is for those species that were introduced from other countries and, once introduced to negatively native habitat. A common example of a plant that often causes problems in the domestic Japanese garden is Polygon. Introduced in England in the 19 th century as an ornamental plant, with time has been extended in a wide range of habitats, including roads and river banks and gardens at home. It spreads by rhizomes and their segments rather derives from the seed and grow to a meter in a month. You can also grow in concrete and asphalt and rhizomes can remain dormant in soil for up to twenty years and continue to produce plants. It can be very difficult to remove, but there are a number of other chemical and physical properties to do this. The plant is considered as a threat that needs to contact local authorities if you have it.Another plant less severe, but still hard in the garden convolvulus or bindweed. This is actually a very interesting plant, so that a number of varieties have been produced for the garden with flowers ranging from pink to blue / purple. The variety is perhaps the most common problems people experience the removal of your garden. Convolvulus is a perennial vine that can grow or up to 2 meters in height, with attractive white flowers shaped like a funnel. In a garden that climbs trees and other plants, choking, as the stems intertwined and compete with them for sunlight and moisture. Also it can be difficult to eradicate, as it has an extensive system of deep roots, if not removed completely different times can emerge only small segments. Its seeds can remain viable in soil for up to twenty years.The plants in the wrong placeWe all admire the gold buttons as one of our most beautiful wild flowers, and when some plants in our spring meadows that initially do not mind, pursuing its bright yellow flowers an attractive addition to our green spaces. However, if left unchecked this tiny plant will begin to appear on the lawn, in competition with the grass. Known as creeping buttercup, which has final vigorous stems that run along the rhizome. Manual weeding is the preferred method to remove, but if it spreads too much, then a chemical herbicide is most effective.Another attractive perennial, I often find myself having to remove it digitally. I love foxgloves, and in fact a number of variety in my herbaceous borders, but we found that the common varieties tends to occur anywhere. It 'seems particularly love my garden. These plants are easy to remove because they have shallow root systems. If, like me, it feels a bit 'guilty for their removal, then try to find room for them in other parts of the garden.

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