Sound Ideas: Garlic Mustard-O

by Carl Strang

The snow is melting, and before too long the warmth of the new season will bring its gardening and restoration tasks. These include the weeding of garlic mustard.

This invasive biennial is a bane of woodland restorations.

This invasive biennial is a bane of woodland restorations.

As researchers have found (and I have illustrated through this blog), well established stands of garlic mustard can be killed by mass cutting of the tops close to the ground as they are about to flower. Hand pulling is effective, but only efficient when scattered plants have begun to appear. Hence this week’s song still has some relevance:

Garlic Mustard-O by Carl Strang copyright © 2006

Here is a spot, a nasty little spot, it’s filled with the garlic mustard-o.

My arms are torn, and I am so forlorn, for I’m pulling in the black raspberry-o.

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1 Comment

  1. old and tired said,

    March 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    :o) impressive choral treatment-o


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