Exhibit One, M'lud:
And just to remind you all (I'm grinning at my current Trainee, who struggles with this one), it's pronounced K'Tony-aster.
Not cotton-easter. K'Tony-Aster.
Every year this K'Tony-Aster produces hundreds of berries, which blanket the ground underneath the tree - it's partly in a shrubbery, partly overhanging the lawn.
I rake up the berries on the beds with ease, but it's a lot harder to get them out of the lawn, and a lot of them get "squashed" into the grass as people walk over them
So why is this lawn not knee-deep in Cotoneaster seedlings, I wonder?
In fact, I wonder this every year! I have yet to see a single seedling, in the lawn or in the bed, which seems odd, bearing in mind the sheer volume of them.
So why isn't there an equivalent Cotoneaster seedling forest?