prohibited plants

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:39:34 PDT
On 17-03-20 11:30 AM, "Hansen Nursery" <> wrote:

> Hmm, I've heard Cyclamen coum is a problem on Vancouver Island...

I've heard that it's on BC's prohibited plant list even though it's not 
invasive at all. Some bureaucrat apparently doesn't understand the 
distinction between "naturalizes" and "chokes out native plants". And, 
thanks to his or her ignorance, brings the law into disrepute.

If a law makes people laugh, it's a dumb law

Cyclamen coum will spread if your soil is not too acid and there's some 
moisture in summer. It grows naturally in the hazel nut orchards of Turkey.

> Good question to ask of everyone - how do you get rid of Cyclamen if
> they become pests, or any bulb for that matter?

The answer varies. You do not get rid of Ornithogalum umbellatum, nor 
grape hyacinths, nor Crocus tommasinianus nor Nothoscordum inodorum. 
Others, dig them, pot them, price at $1 a potful, and put them out by 
the street with a sign.

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