Three common weeds/wild-flowers I have found in Walsall gardens.

C. lutetiana showing burrs and flowers (picture from Wikipedia)

I do feel a bit guilty doing my day-job at people’s gardens, tidying up their patch!

 

I feel this especially when I need to remove weeds out of their borders. It is not so bad when I have to put other plants in their place or if I have to take out really damaging weeds such as Goosegrass (Galium aparine) or Bindweed (Calystegia spp.) totally swamping ornamental plants.

I always have to apologize to the weed in question, taking it away as it could possibly be a food source of insects and other creatures.

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