Tristagma uniflorum in our garden at Stefen Hill,
Daventry. 24 March, 2016
We are plagued in our front garden by Tristagma uniflorum. I certainly didn't introduce it and it must have been a component of the weedy turf which covered this area when we moved in some eighteen months ago. A combination of grubbing out with a trowel and the judicious application of a weedkiller has removed most of it but I suspect it hasn't been completely eradicated. A distinct onion smell to the bruised leaves shows its relationship to Alliums.
Common Stork's Bill? If so it is certainly a robust
specimen. Stefen Hill, Daventry. 28 March, 2016
I have been puzzled by a species of Erodium which has cropped up in a tub. A careful examination has led me to identify it as Common Stork's Bill, Erodium cicutarium. This is normally found as a rather small plant in dry soil at road sides or in turf but here it is very robust, perhaps because it has found a home in rich compost. It is certainly atypical.
(I am now getting to grips with my new computer and, after making the air blue on a number of occasions, I can - hopefully - resume regular blogging.)