Monday, 9 October 2017
I'm waiting for the flame trees to flower in the hilly paddocks beside the road to the 'other' farm. I've often wondered why they are considered a weed and finally asked Mr Google. Apparantly any branch that touches the ground will take root (I've never seen that happen) and they can form a tall, spreading canopy, preventing native plants from establishing. I've always thought they were good to have on a stock farm as when the flowers are out the weather is cool and they have no leaves, so the ground below them can dry out. And in summer, when you need some shade, they are in leaf. I don't know if 'in leaf' in the correct expression but I'm sure you know what I mean.