If you think it's bad killing mint, what do you call someone who can kill thriving comfrey?
That would be me... I confess to killing both mint and comfrey years ago. Since then, I have been working hard to be a horticulturally responsible member of society. My thumbs are starting to take on a respectable shade of green, so maybe there's hope for me yet.
Unfortunately the mint family has taken revenge and has attempted to overrun an entire section of my garden. I'm not complaining, no! There are a zillion uses for mint.
I managed to kill mint this winter. I am astonished. I keep it in pots to contain it. Well what do you know, but the 5 month frozen wasteland of winter we had this year killed it. The tarragon potted right next to it is fine, oddly enough. Tarragon, hardier than mint? Who knew.
Growing in a coastal zone 7a in the Northern Hemisphere. Hot humid summers and cold snowy winters. Plenty of rain. Sandy loam topsoil over clay subsoil, whatever the glacier left behind when it made Long Island.
Post by 12540dumont on May 5, 2015 15:03:19 GMT -5
My tarragon keeled this winter. However, the Korean mint, a lovely licorice mint reseeded itself. I'll miss that tarragon. I might have to break down and buy another, but in the interim, we're using chervil. The gopher loves chervil. Luckily, I did put some in a pot. The regular ole mint in the garden just keeps spreading. Finally hit concrete and had to stop. Meanwhile the lemon balm is staging a coup d'etat in the front garden near the roses and potatoes. The unrest grows and the Matilija poppy is taking the aggression seriously. I fear civil war may break out. I think I'll slip to the back 5 and talk to the kale. Too much hostility for one morning.
Not knowing what sort of magnolia that was, I can't say whether you didn't do a good service. Fucking white magnolia, with their invasive, water-sucking roots, are a pain, in my opinion: maybe nice in the South, but in Cali's Mediterrainean climate, not so much.
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
It was that fucking white Magnolia, the tree was surrounded by that equally horrible fucken aluminium plant Galeobdoln luteum which was the reason why i layered such a deep layer of horse shit, killed aluminium plant though and provided some extra firewood.