The yard of our new home had been neglected, and fennel was growing wherever seeds could find purchase in the dirt. Even in the middle of the flagstones. It has a long trap root, so pulling it out is not an option. (It appears to have a different root structure than the fennel bulbs we purchase to season yummy dishes.)
|Fennel growing between flagstones in our back yard.|
In addition to the yard being neglected, the fence between our yard and the neighbor below us was also in neglect. Several boards had pulled loose, leaving cockeyed peep holes.
Peep holes through which we could see some of the aggravating fennel growing on the other side of the fence.
|A clump of fennel on the other side of the fence.|
|Looking through the fence down into the neighbors yard.|