Weeds in seed pots and elsewhere

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:58:52 PST
Ernie wrote, "got rid of the lawn mower folks who blew the seeds of 
grasses and other weeds all over after mowing the grass and weed wacking 
the patios."

If you grow winter geophytes such as Cyclamen coum, the leaf-blower 
fellows have to be trained. Being old enough to give up mowing my own 
lawns, I hired an assiduous crew who blew the leaves off the driveway 
onto the "bare" spaces where cyclamen and galanthus, etc. were emerging. 
They're trained now to blow the leaves into a pile on the driveway, 
where I can scoop them up for the compost bins (where pulled cress is 
banned!). I also had to explain the bulb lawn, which can't be mowed 
during the autumn crocus and colchicum season, and later from February 
until mid-June. This is leaf as well as weed season around here, and 
though I have only one big deciduous tree, my immediate neighbors 
rejoice in survivors from the original oak savanna community, with 
60-foot-tall oak trees -- upwind of my lot.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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