Monday, November 9, 2009

The list

To end our little ramble among the weeds here is the A-Z list from the Weeds of the Blue Mountains Bushland website -- those in bold appear in my garden. Is it any wonder I feel a little paranoid, especially as some of them are quite delightful as garden plants.

Agapanthus
Balloon Vine
Bamboo
Blackberry
Blue Periwinkle
Boneseed
Broom - Cape
Broom - Scotch
Buddleia
Camphor Laurel
Cape Ivy
Cherry Laurel
Cootamundra Wattle
Coreopsis
Catoneaster
Creeping Buttercup
Crofton Weed
English Holly
English Ivy
Gorse
Himilayan Honesuckle
Japanese Honysuckle
Lantana
Madeira Vine
Miscanthus
Montbretia
Morning Glory
Privet Large Leaf
Privet Small Leaf

Pussy Willow
Radiata Pine
Red Hot Poker
Seaside Daisy
Spanish Heath
Trad
White Jasmine

And there are other sites that add freesia, forget-me-knot, ginger lily, violets, maples and flowering cherry to the list ... beats me how one can have an non-native garden and not cause trouble in the bush.

By the way, today's weed is cherry laurel which is now in flower, I showed you the bad berries back in Autumn.


Reflection:
Revelation 21: 1-2 and 26-27
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God ... The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

2 comments:

  1. See, it all comes from having such a narrow definition of "weeds". To define a weed as anything that is "non-native" is akin to having a white-australia policy!!

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  2. i have never seen such a comprehensive list...wonder how many I have ;))

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