Sunday 27 May 2012: Mothership Eranthis
Sometimes I dig out a plant to relocate or destroy. Here's a part of the
Winteraconites' network. So to say, like a mothership with satellites: in the center down under a bigger bulb collection and around the offshoots of the plant with just a few bulbs. It's a rhizome: a underground way of spreading itself without the use of seeds. Nevertheless this winter aconite does make seed (large grain) in a decorative seed box.
The leafs are bleached by a lack of light. At some parts the campanula was taking over the citygarden, I even had to free the primula. Just in time, they became a damp residence for snails. Big, small, a real snail-nest so to say.
The winter aconite is a real good plant for living in the shadowy parts of the city garden. Beautiful yellow flowers early in the year. Even from under the snow. Like the Helleborus.
So: relocated, not destroyed. As I did with some raspberries today. They behave like weed, growing wherever they like. But leaving some spots empty, that could better be filled ... with raspberries.
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