Sunday, September 18, 2005

Fall Clean Up Has Begun

Saturday morning I cleaned out almost everything from the small rockwall garden area. It feels good to have one area completely done.

Today I attempted to dig out a number of the pink mallow plants that are growing in a very tiny strip between the sidewalk and the garage. They are just too big and unruly for that area, flopping over and brushing against people as they walk on the sidewalk. It is not easy to get rid of pink mallow. If the plant has any age to it, the tap root is very long and well-rooted and is nearly impossible to remove completely. I dug out about six plants as best I could. I will have to wait until next year to see if I did, in fact, get rid of them.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about those mallow roots! The good part is that they seem to survive quite well with very little water since the tap root goes down so far. I try to pull the seedlings when they're small. Digging out one of those monster roots is hard!


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