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Loosestrife on the stream bank.


Loosestrife on the stream bank. (Lythrum salicaria)

Still flowering happily - I shan't dead-head them as I want them to spread!



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That's pretty.
Does the stream flow across your back garden ?
Does Henry swim in it ? :o)

6 Oct, 2008

 

beautiful Spritz, it looks great there

6 Oct, 2008

 

Do you find it sets seed ? I hope mine will spread then. I usually deadhead it but haven't got round to it this year.

6 Oct, 2008

 

The stream bisects the front garden, TT. We have to cross an ancient bridge to get to the front door. It isn't usually deep enough to swim in, but Henry plodges up and down frequently! When it does rise, it runs too fast for him - he is sensible enough not to venture in.

Hywel, I assume it sets seed because the Loosestrife along the banks of streams near to us have lots of plants - so it has to be nature doing it! This is their first year on my bank. However, the two L.s.'Robert' I had already on the sloped bank further along haven't produced any babies in 4 years, so I could be totally wrong - they may be spreading by runners in the wild?

7 Oct, 2008

 

Thank you Spritzhenry. I'll wait and see what hapens.

7 Oct, 2008

 

These are considered a big threat to water systems in much of Canada and people are warned against them because they spread so fast and choke out everything else. Keep an eye on them!

24 Nov, 2008

 

OK - I will. I hope they do spread a bit, though, as this area was just full of nettles and brambles before I worked on it. It was a real eyesore.

24 Nov, 2008



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