Trip to Caherciveen

Over the weekend I was down in Caherciveen. While out walking I was struck by the abundance of  Crocosmia × crocosmiflora (Montbretia) and Fuchsia magellanica that predominates the hedge rows around the village. In general I got a sense that these naturalised garden escapes had taken over in large areas. I did come across small patches of Achillea millefolium (yarrow) , Filipendula ulmaria( meadowsweet) and rosa canina ( dog rose) and quite a lot of digitalis purpurea ( foxglove). In general lots of a few non natives with a lack of diversity compared with other hedges and few trees probably due to wind exposure.



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