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Post by Balinbear on 3rd June 2012, 17:32

maree

Stand back and watch it grow. We cut ours back (just did most of them last week).

As said previously it can be invasive(?) with its seedlings popping up everywhere.
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Post by maree on 3rd June 2012, 21:58

Balinbear , do the birds and bees feed on it , thats why i have planted it , nursery mentioned nothing about being invasive , maybe i should pull it out as its only a young plant
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Post by Balinbear on 4th June 2012, 08:19

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Bees love it I know. Not sure what birds you have down there but I think they would.
It may be tamer where you are. Up here you can control its growth reasonably well. It does not appear to be root invasive like some plants. Our main problem now is the seedlings that appear to pop up everwhere.
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Post by maree on 4th June 2012, 22:00

Thanks Balinbear , thats good its not root invasive , probably don't need another seeding plant though , a pink evening primrose i planted is bad enough , but then the weeds seem to always grow the best of course , especially some horrible yellow sour grass thing, i think i'll keep a eye on this plant ....
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Post by betsyw on 4th June 2012, 22:32

I have one thought here. Nicotiana alata. Most beautiful, most fragrant plant of all the so-called declared 'noxious' Australian plants. Feeds bees. Only declared a pest because it's poisonous to cattle.I believe it's an Oz native, too.

How many otherwise excellent plants have been condemned for being succesful by an agribusiness world? NA, like many 'volunteers', has purpose, and in an urban situation, just barely hangs on.

Weeds. Hmmm. We seem to want to grow only the most fragile plants, the 'pandas'. We stomp on the plants that feed the bees and birds. The bees are essential to our survival, to agriculture. Let the 'weeds, Nature's survivors with a purpose, do their job.

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Post by maree on 4th June 2012, 23:22

Oh Balinbear , down our neck of the woods the New Holland honeyeaters , love this pitcher plant , so if i see them supping on it all will be forgiven .....
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