10 thoughts on “Petal Detector

  1. Gavin

    Looks pretty but its an extremely aggressive invasive species that drowns out native plants

    1. Kin

      Almost magical
      Just waiting to see the lion and tin man (not charger) jumping out at you

  2. eamonn

    Great Healdine – Well done.

    Invasive indeed, colonist indeed.
    pretty when in bloom, makes a lovley photo.
    call in the army, bring a big machette
    It really is not good

  3. TenPin Terry

    My Latvian gardener and handyman is not very keen on them either.
    I rather like them.
    But I let him have his way because he’s only on 10 sovs an hour cash in hand.
    Great worker in fairness.
    And reliable.
    That’s why I haven’t employed an Irishman to do the work in years.
    The last one turned up fluted most days.
    I came to the conclusion an Irishman only thinks a spade is good for propping himself up.

    1. Kin

      You have a Latvian gardener do you apparently it’s a bit dark and cold and hardly famous for gardeners
      Mind you not much you can do on a halting site

  4. Frank

    An Óige headquarters in the former church on Mountjoy & Wellington st. now being run by Leevin hostel & accommodation services…. recently the subject of an RTB tribunal for breaching landlord obligations.
    Also operating ‘privately licensed student’ accommodation in residential houses all over Dublin.
    And you wonder why the rental market is the way it is??????

  5. SailorGerry

    My Dad was always a keen gardener and he picked a few Rhododendron suckers from a massive hedge of them for me on one of his jaunts, which I happily planted round the back of my house. A good carpenter friend of mine popped by, and I proudly showed him my latest plantings.
    He was also of the opinion that they were a none native scourge and had no place being encouraged in a native woodland setting. So I whipped them out, before they were proper established and they were cremated.
    I have to go with the scourge opinion, and say no to importing plants that disrupt the harmony of Irish woodland.
    They were replaced with Holly, Arbutus Uneda and Rowan.
    Fortunately I was able to do the planting myself, without resorting to human exploitation of Eastern European labour, which made it all the more rewarding.

  6. Royal M

    It is a total scourge on our landscape. However, it’s not surprising that some folks think it’s beautiful and deliberately plant it. After all, most people (both Irish and visitors to our country) think our barren, overgrazed, and lifeless uplands are beauty spots.

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