Garden School:

Garden School:
Teaching this week: Assessing a new garden, and when to say "No" !

Monday, 1 September 2014

Why Couch Grass is also called Spear Grass

Ever heard that alternative name?

Here's why:

No, your eyes do not deceive you, that's a length of couch grass growing straight through a daffodil bulb.
As you can see, in one side out the other.

And here's another one: this time, it's a Grape Hyacinth bulb which has been pierced by a piece of couch grass.

This one is partcularly amusing to me, as it represents a battle between two of my foes - the couch grass going clean through a root of bindweed.

One of those odd situations where you can't cheer for either side!

Isn't nature wonderful?

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