Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chinese Privet

This post doesn't feature Jason or Matthew, so in that regard it's a bit of a false advertisement, but might as well make this a public service announcement - brought to you by the letters J & M.  

^ above is a dried snippet of a weed from Chris & family's property.  I had it identified & it's definitely Chinese privet.

See .pdf below for information.  Key quotes:
"Privet is a highly invasive
pest plant."

"The pollen and scent from privet
may also contribute to allergies
such as hay fever and asthma
although this has not been
clinically proven."

"Control Method - Stump swabbing
Cut plant off about 50 mm
above ground level. Apply
herbicide mixtures to top and
sides of the stump"

Hope that helps.

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At 27 February 2009 at 3:05:00 PM NZDT, Blogger Saffron said...

Enough about privet now you guys, what about Jason and Matthew???

At 31 March 2009 at 3:59:00 PM NZDT, Blogger Saffron said...

Seriously get some poison and kill the privet! Then get onto writing about Jason and Matthew. Seriously. And post some damned photos already. ;)

At 26 May 2009 at 4:13:00 PM NZST, Blogger Saffron said...

OH MY GOD! Still no pictures of Jason and Matthew. *mutter mutter*


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