PACHYSANDRA !if you want to use this plant then lock it up in a place where it can’t escape, it’s as bad as some bamboo’s, it is a nice and evergreen groundcover and after 3 years you have no more weeds growing between the pachysandra but…if you ever want to get rid of it you need a lot of muscle, a lot of time and a lot of patience
BAMBOO ! before you plant bamboo ask the plantcenter or google to see if it is a rampant bamboo, most are, only a few are not, shoots can come up meters away from the motherplant, they come through concrete and can easily destroy your pond !!! Beautiful plant but think hard before you plant it in your garden, it could get you into trouble with your neighbours too.There are special materials to keep it locked up safe.
CUPRESSOCYPARIS LEYLANDII ! A conifer used to make hedges, it grows terribly fast, 50 cm in height and 50 cm wide per year and up to 30 meters in the end, gives you privacy in a short time but your neighbours are not going to be impressed !In England some people were killed by a neighbour during an argument about the leylandii being too high and taking away all the sunlight and themoist in the garden of the neighbours.
CACTI AND SUCCULENTS !Before you know it you’ll be addicted to them and you’ll want to have more and more and more….
TICKS ! Always look out for ticks, they can kill you !How to remove them easily ? with liquid handsoap and cottonwool, put the handsoap on the tick then cover with some cotton wool, wait for 30 seconds and the tick will be in the soap, always contact your doctor afterwards and show him the tick as there are several different sorts. Inspect your children daily in Summer and teach them about ticks !
SUCCULENTS AND CACTI ! Succulents need to be watered more often than cacti ! But don’t give them too much , just water them more often.
INDIAN MOCK STRAWBERRY ! Also known as duchesna indica and potentilla indica, good groundcover for area’s with only bushes and tree’s, it will suffocate all other weeds but it will overgrow and kill all your plants and bushes smaller than 50 cm high!! Blooms from April till October and gets strawberry-like berries who have no taste, they are just decoration.