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I for one welcome our new capeweed overlords

By johnboy 13 October 2010 22

[First filed: Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:46]


The ABC has a lengthy piece on the pretty daisies brightening our lives this spring.

It turns out they’re dastardly capeweed from South Africa.

I think at this point we’re just going to have to enjoy it.


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Rasputin Jones 8:14 pm 14 Oct 10

I’ve got one of these at home for those fleshy lawn invaders:

Not quite a flamethrower, but bloody satisfying nonetheless. It’s death to any weed with enough moisture in its composition, and practically organic too. *grins*

barzma 10:14 pm 13 Oct 10

lets get some agent orange up in this motherf*cker

bean 3:27 pm 13 Oct 10

Since they’re illegal immigrants we’ll be jailing, er, I mean processing them, in Nauru, yes?

Gungahlin Al 1:19 pm 13 Oct 10

davesact said :

I would say the horse has already bolted when it comes to eradicating capeweep. Do we really want large scale applications of Herbicide all over the Territory in an effort to control it now? Canberra is one big watershed and the chemicals applied in volumes large enough to have any substancial impact would eventually (and detrimentally) flush into the Murrumbidgee.

Problem is that every key weed is treated the same way. Left as being not significant until such time as it is deemed significant, but alas too far gone to do antyhing about. Imagine if every government problem was dealt with that way?

And to add to the insult, we have TAM’s and the LDA’s preferred method of hydromulching all new earthworks being to spray out the cheapest crap straw they can buy, replete with every weed under the sun. They are literally propogating Patto, Capeweed and every other mongrel weed.

Smelly 9:08 am 13 Oct 10

Roundup, the gardener’s friend 🙂

facet 8:47 am 13 Oct 10

davecdp said :

The only problem i have with them is that they attract bee’s and our dog loves to try and catch them which will probably not go well if she does actually get one.

Bees seem to like Capeweed however I reckon it makes them a bit aggressive and the honey is revolting, almost as bad as honey off canola. Have not seen any Paterson’s Curse around this year.

motleychick 8:33 am 13 Oct 10

I think they’re pretty. But they get pollen all over shoes when you walk through them.

Pandy 11:18 pm 12 Oct 10

Baby Triffids

Brindabella 9:00 pm 12 Oct 10

Capeweed is an amazing beast.

You can mow you lawn one day – deliberately lowering the cutting action, thinking you’ve got them all, only to find that the very next day your lawn is covered with smiling yellow flowers again.

How do they do that?

luther_bendross 6:28 pm 12 Oct 10

davecdp said :

The only problem i have with them is that they attract bee’s and our dog loves to try and catch them which will probably not go well if she does actually get one.

So what? You’re going to release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you? Do your worst!

MJay 4:54 pm 12 Oct 10

lumnock said :

For anyone not sure what I mean exactly, –

I like the idea, Lets mobilise the troops… 50 kids equipped with can of deodorant and a cigarette lighter – It’s not like they’re learning (or more correctly, they’re not being taught) anything in schools these days anyway.

bean 4:15 pm 12 Oct 10

But they’re pretty!
On the other hand, – do they sell these under “gardening tools” at Magnet Mart?

androo 2:42 pm 12 Oct 10

evil weed that should be destroyed – toxic to my horses.

lumnock 2:20 pm 12 Oct 10

For anyone not sure what I mean exactly, –

lumnock 2:07 pm 12 Oct 10

due to my hayfever, I condone widespread flamethrower induced burn off. Hippies be damned.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:01 pm 12 Oct 10

Capeweed? Back when we wore onions on our belts we called it Carmody’s Curse.

DawnDrifter 1:59 pm 12 Oct 10

mark carmody makes me laugh every time. best cross in tv history was to the bonsai display where Virginia said he looked like a giant amongst trees lol

astrojax 1:45 pm 12 Oct 10

no, mark carmody apparently detests them and wants the nukes deployed – he forbade virginia saying anything nice about them…

Thoroughly Smashed 1:45 pm 12 Oct 10

I don’t like worn out Simpsons-derived clichés/memes though.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:54 pm 12 Oct 10

So Mark Carmody doesn’t like Capeweed?

I like it already.

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