It's a challenging site, even for an urban garden. The aerial photography of Google Maps revealed that the site is completely covered by trees. It didn't show that the property spans a steep slope.
Whatever this slope is, believe me, when you're on the side of it using edge tools to cut through the brambles, it feels a lot steeper!
Even more challenging are the weeds, which include:
- Ailanthus altissima, tree-of-heaven
- Fallopia japonica, Japanese Knotweed
- Gleditsia triacanthos, Honeylocust
- Hibiscus syriacus, Rose-of-Sharon
- Lonicera japonica, Japanese Honeysuckle
Fallopia japonica, Japanese Knotweed, at Windsor Farm. These stalks, 3-6" high now, will grow to 8-9' tall by the end of the summer, and produce thousands of seeds.