Category Archives: Weeds

Rain & warmth – a plant’s best friends.

The rain and warm temperatures of the past days have brought on some plants particularly well, such as the courgettes and sweetcorn, but the purple Milan turnips have gone to seed. The dry weather earlier in the season won’t have … Continue reading

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Giant Hogweed ¬†(Heracleum mantegazzianum)¬†makes an impressive sight when fully grown but giant hogweed is invasive and potentially harmful to people. Chemicals in the sap cause photosensitivity, where the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight. A painful rash, which then blisters, … Continue reading

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