Friday, 19 October 2012

Virtual Zombie Walk 2012


Welcome to the Zombie Walk special.

 
I do not feel that I am qualified to post on Zombies in the usual sense so I am moving lateral a bit to my comfort zone and writing about Plants ………….Zombie Plants.

 All the views are my own, based on my experience as a gardener in the UK.


Zombie Plants
 So what makes a plant a Zombie Plant?

Well first of all it will be very invasive, not always actually wanted and well quite nasty. 
Nettles
 
Nettles 

Nettles need no introduction to most, but its not only string! They also encroach or creep by means of a strong root system. The string comes from a mix of natural chemicals including Formic Acid !

ZOMBIE POINTS

HARMFULL TO OTHER PLANTS ☻☻☻☻

UNSTOPPABLE MARCHING QUAILITYS ☻☻☻☻

NASTY TO HUMANS ☻☻☻☻☻

TOTAL   13 Out of 15


Bind Weed
 
Bind Weed                         

Also known as Bishop Bind, Bell bind. Latin: Calystegia sepium. This plant climbs over and up just about anything smothering out other plants in its way as it twists around them. And can overcome fences and sheds etc. the only good thing about Bind Weed is the white trumpet shape flowers which are loved by butterflies.

ZOMBIE POINTS

HARMFULL TO OTHER PLANTS ☻☻☻☻

UNSTOPPABLE MARCHING QUAILITYS ☻☻☻☻☻

NASTY TO HUMANS

TOTAL   10 Out of 15


Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

Latin: Impatiens glandulifera. Was introduced to the UK in 1839 and escaped into the wild and is taking over riverbanks and beyond ! It is related to the lovely Busy Lizzie, but will grow up to 10 feet tall ! A rapid grower that is spread by seed, as it quickly colonises new parts it smothers other plants.

ZOMBIE POINTS

HARMFULL TO OTHER PLANTS☻☻☻☻

UNSTOPPABLE MARCHING QUAILITYS ☻☻☻☻☻

NASTY TO HUMANS NO

TOTAL   10 Out of 15

 
Japanese Knot Weed
This is the one plant (Weed) that really strikes fear into the heart of any Gardener ! First introduced to Britain by Victorian plant collectors, it escaped into the wild where it became unstoppable. It spreads by an invasive rhizomatous root system needing only the smallest piece to regrow. It growth makes a thick canopy that stops light for other plants, when its leafs fall they rot on the ground making a thick mulch stopping anything else germinating.
ZOMBIE POINTS
HARMFULL TO OTHER PLANTS ☻☻☻
UNSTOPPABLE MARCHING QUAILITYS ☻☻☻☻☻
NASTY TO HUMANS NO
TOTAL   8 Out of 15
 
Walnut trees
Quite a dark horse this one for although the nuts are delicious, the plants leafs and husks contain a chemical called Juglone which is a natural weed killer. When they fall they kill off plant life under the tree.
ZOMBIE POINTS
HARMFULL TO OTHER PLANTS  ☻☻☻☻☻
UNSTOPPABLE MARCHING QUAILITYS NO
NASTY TO HUMANS NO
TOTAL   5 Out of 15
I hope you have enjoyed this post Now to the next Zombie Walk.









11 comments:

  1. This was a fantastic zombie post--how inventive. You are a delight!

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  2. Very creative post! Bind weed is the bane of my existence, here in NY. I shall now call it "Zombie Weed"! I recall reading somewhere that bind weed actually destroys the soil nutrients (brains?) as well. Our native evening primrose is another very invasive plant that grows to at least 6 feet and its seeds take root just about anywhere! Jet

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  3. How creative! An unusual, but informative zombie post :)

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  4. Now that was interesting. I admire plants and things but hate working in a garden, etc. Maybe the inventor of the game "Plants vs Zombies" got his/her idea from real plants.

    Either way, an inventive blog. Now following along.

    Cheers.

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  5. great post totally something different which i really enjoyed!

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  6. Loved this post! I think I'll subscribe to see what else you have up your sleeve.

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  7. Jeremy was right it's Plants vs Zombies lol .... excellent

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  8. Amazingly creative post! I remember getting stung by nettles as a kid...definitely not fun!

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  9. Great post! Informative too! Thanks for stopping by, happy walking! =D

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  10. I guess we're lucky in that I don't think any of these would survive in Zone 2. Great post!! :)

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    1. You don`t even have nettles? you`re lucky. This is an old post I did to join in the Zombie walk, I thought I would link it to my work FB page, and thanks.

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5 emails and 2 ‘phone calls in the last 24 hours! From a Skip company. When does this officially become stalking?