A Conversation for Kudzu
Researcher 99947 Started conversation May 8, 2000
Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here Posted May 8, 2000
It emits a grape-like smell... does it have fruit - or just the flowers?
msmonsy Posted May 10, 2000
the flowers themselves give off the grape scent but as for fruit...this plant does not produce a fruit as such but does form a seed pod much like what a bean looks like
if it were not for the fact that this plant takes over everything in site it would be quite a lovely addition to someones garden
Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here Posted May 10, 2000
We have a similar - though nowhere as bad - problem here in NZ. The early Scottish settlers just had to bring thistle bushes with them to remind them of home.
I don't know if the Scots got homesick - the thistles definitely didn't - all that lovely warm rain and sunshine - thistle heaven
msmonsy Posted May 12, 2000
Peregrin Posted May 15, 2000
The UK is invaded by rhododendron bushes, which look nice but are extremely difficult to get rid of.
Not to mention the grey squirrels...
msmonsy Posted May 15, 2000
Lady Bluebonnet Posted May 15, 2000
I have seen this Kudzu. It is pretty but so devistating. In Texas we have Johnson Grass. The joke here is if you dislike someone sprinkle a few Johnson Grass seeds on their lawn . Is there not any way to just keep the Kudzu at bay?
Researcher 99947 Posted May 16, 2000
msmonsy Posted May 16, 2000
with kudzu growing up to a foot a day in every direction it is difficult to keep it at bay....luckily the traffic in most areas is busy enough that it will keep it cut back from the roads just with the tires of the vehicles....as far as keeping it out of yards....mow mow mow and don't forget more mowing....if you have kudzu near your yard and put off the mowing for a bit you will find you now have it in your yard......the problem is that with no natural enemies and the oh so perfect weather conditions kudzu just does what it wants whether you want it to or not.....
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