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Lemon balm is coming up ( Everywhere!! Eek!)


Lemon balm is coming up ( Everywhere!! Eek!) (Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm))

Time to weed some of this out of the garden...



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im growing lemon balm this yr but in pots as i had heard it can take over

7 May, 2008

 

That is best, as it is in the mint family and runs wild. I put in a tiny 2" herb about seven years ago - now I just weed it out and keep a few clumps for filler in the empty areas.

7 May, 2008

 

Such a nice leaf shape :)

8 May, 2008

 

It is an absolure menace - especially when it is growing on a 45 degree stream bank... I balance myself to dig it up but so often end up on my btm to avoid falling in the stream! I suppose it must look very funny to any onlookers.

8 May, 2008

 

Only thing worse is feverfew... If lemon balm ever gets established in a bed be prepared to do battle...it is tenaciously rooted and almost shovel resistant. I've used it to fill in too. I'm sorry to admit. It smells wonderfully lemony and is a terrific air freshener ...just boil a few leaves.
it self seeds like mad... beware!

21 May, 2008



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