Welcome to the blog of my Wild Flower Meadow for 2015.
A bit late starting this year due to nasty persistent virus that was so difficult to eradicate.
Sadly this may be the last year I may be keeping a blog for my meadow . The house and acre of land will be going on the market in the not too distant future . The new owners may put the land back to grazing or development who knows .
I sincerely hope not.
I hope it will be as loved and nurtured as It has been since I started it in 2006
In the mean time I will endeavour to keep the blog up to date with lots of pictures showing how the plants and wildlife play out in 2015 .I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I do producing it.
Please pop back from time to time to see the new additions and feel free to add any comments

Thursday 3 February 2011

Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge) the Mole Plant

When I first started my wild flower meadow sowed Euphorbia  lathyris (Caper Spurge) known as a mole repellant . For 5 years the garden has been mole free .  Since the  very hard frosts this winter the garden and meadow has masses of mole hills .

The plants which are Bi annual  are growing away well but just not working. I am wondering if the cold weather prevents them from releasing the strong scent they are supposed to release from their roots ,and that moles detest so much. In the old gardening books I have they say that these plants deter moles for 60 yards in each direction.

Maybe not during hard frosts though.

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