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A species count between the cracks

I am weeding the cracks between the paving slabs.  To make this dull task more interesting, I am doing a species count. 

Things Weeded

Irritating invasive grasses (various) 
buttercups (too invasive) 
plantain
bloody wood avens which simply cannot take a sodding hint apparently
dandelion
goosegrass
dock (common I think) 
broadleaved sodding willowherb, which is by way of being my Gardening Nemesis drattit. 
shepherds purse, which despite the little white flowers, i cannot love for some reason
Foxgloves (lovely, but really too big) 
A bloody bramble, damnit
Ragwort.   Out damned wort!
cow parsley
A male fern (I think: it was very small.  But they grow far too big). 


Things Not Weeded


wild strawberries
cowslips 
hardy geraniums (variations around the theme)  
bugle
primroses
hedge bedstraw
red campion
ladies mantle  ( I do wonder if I should have had these up as they get quite big - but their little round leaves are so charming) 
some sort of speedwell, not yet in flower
A very nice blue creeping campanula (not in flower yet) 
wood sorrel
marjoram
cat's ears
ivy-leaved toadflax
hartstongue fern
A very small thing that I think will be an early purple orchid when it grows up
some unexpected bluebells
lawn daisies
herb robert
pearlwort

... And now it is starting to get a little dark and chilly, so with my tub-trug half-filled with slain enemies, I shall declare a truce. 

Comments

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ideserveyou
2nd May, 2012 21:10 (UTC)
You are a gardener after my own heart; my list of 'things not weeded' is always the longer of the two as well :)
bunn
3rd May, 2012 10:27 (UTC)
I sometimes think the 'agonising over what to weed and not to weed' stage takes longer than the actual weeding. I must have circled the foxglove at least seven times before I finally made up my mind that it is just too big for a patio plant. And it's not as though I don't have a lot of other foxgloves volunteering all over the place!
endlessrarities
17th May, 2012 18:03 (UTC)
Ditch the lady's mantle! They're evil if left unchecked.

I think you're undertaking a great biodiversity exercise...
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