EWOTY: Evil Weed Of The Year

The very back of my yard is carpeted in this….and it is spreading….

This is the Evil Weed Of The Year. It first appeared last summer from under the hedge at the back and is now moving across the back yard in a quiet green wave. This spreads with runners under the ground and when you pull out the plant, the runners stretch and snap back into the ground; it is impossible to pull them up. I tried to spray some of the ones at the back with Roundup (I know, I know….I will go to hell now for sure) but it didn’t seem to have much impact, except for turning the edges of the leaves slightly brown.

Last years EWOTYs (there were two) were (1) a small little plant with a circle of dark green leaves that shot up and had a few flowers (2) a plant similar to fireweed with light green leaves and pink flowers.  I have less of the former and more of the later this year than last.

Weather: moderate rain. This counts as a “rain day”.

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About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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