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The river

Being so close to the city the river banks are heavily infested with vines and garden escapees. I think that is privet in flower by the water. Nonetheless it is lovely down by the waterside.


  1. I can't help you with the identification, but I CAN say it's magnificent!

  2. Yes I am sure it is Privet, pretty but gives me terrible hayfever.

  3. ... tut ... tut ... tut ... weeds ..

  4. Mark, it used to put my Mum into bed with a terrible headache. Doesn't affect my hayfever. I don't like it because it seeds all over my garden and is very hard to pull out if I leave it too long.

    We used to have heaps of it along our fencelines .. old hedges I guess. We cut and killed it but there are enough remnants ours and in neighbouring gardens to be a constant pest to us.

    So Julie, yes this one really is a weed.


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