MXB says in the Ivy thread currently rumbling & grumbling along: I pray for the day when the Govt of BC bans the sale of English (or Irish) Ivy and all other plants that are considered invasive in this area. Why are garden centers allowed to sell this stuff? Drives me nuts -Made me think, & a little reading gave me the following list of plants I have seen for sale in garden centres or plant sales that are invasive aliens or classified as noxious weeds in BC, in the last 2 years. Their status as such is from information on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands: Baby's-Breath Gypsophila paniculata Chicory Cichorium intybus Common Bugloss Anchusa officinalis St. John's-Wort Hypericum perforatum English (or Dutch) Ivy Hedera helix False lamium Lamiastrum galeobdolon Laurel Prunus laurocerasus Holly Ilex aquifolium Daphne Daphne laureola Of course, not all of these either grow-in, or are problem plants in all regions of BC: Anyone got any more for the list in SW BC? Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council has a hit list & the best local information I can find: www.gvipc.ca I have been guilty of planting some of these through ignorance, in the past along with a lot of other people. Are things geting better. How about the young people coming out of colleges with diplomas in Hort, & landscape designers? Are they aware, of these issues? gb.