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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Field of Goutweed  

Field of Goutweed
Originally uploaded by urtica.

Probably originally planted as a ground cover, the goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) has certainly taken over this patch of understory at the edge of Forbes Woods in Milton, MA.


I'm in Nova Scotia, and on a mission to eradicate the goutweed that's taking over the yard at my new home ... although we've spent hours on digging out the flower bed at the side of the house, we're not near the end ... or the beginning of the end. It still feels like we're at the beginning of the beginning. This is going to be a fight.

I'm going to take on the back half of the yard with a weed whacker tonight ... and blast the hell out of it with Roundup when it comes back.

And, for the record, my first idea for handling it was "cover it with gas and set it on fire" ... but, sadly, we're not even allowed backyard bonfires in my neighbourhood.

By Blogger BigAssSuperstar, at 6/04/2009 05:19:00 PM  

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