Figure 2 presents the maps indicative of the samplings for the weeds common sow thistle
and 'maria-mole', in the 2013/14 season.
The most sought after flowers include lotus, marigold, rose, bougainvillea, orchid, Pansy, Phalaenopsis, Rudbeckia Fulgida, Grape hyancyth, Royal autumn Lilies, Aussie Julie, Cernedia, Butter cup, Daisy, Sow thistle
, Dahlia, Chrysanthemum and Zexmenida etc.
In cultivated ground weeds such as pineapple weed, coltsfoot, groundsel, sow thistle
and creeping thistle all irritate allotment holders, particularly as one of the features of many plants in the daisy family is that their seeds are wind distributed.
More recently he's been picking burdock flower stalks and petioles, Juneberries, mulberries, chickweed leaves, sow thistle
leaves, black birch twigs (for tea), cattail pollen, purslane leaves, lamb's quarters leaves, chanterelles, carrion flower shoots, and milkweed flower buds.
"Hold off on the weed killer and you will encourage plants such as bittercress, chickweed, sow thistle
, elder - all of which make good fodder for the salad bowl," Martin says.
Over the festive season Jim found flowering dandelion and smooth sow thistle
and 31 hartstongue ferns at St Helens.
They are being tested for their effectiveness in combating chickweed, dandelion and sow thistle