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Growster...

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Does this ring any bells with anyone?

It hasn't registered on the identifier sites, as there might be a flower to come at some stage, or something much worse - I just don't know!

It started to appear about a fortnight ago...

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Re: Unidentified plant...
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 20:24 »
Could be Rosebay Willow Herb?
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Re: Unidentified plant...
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 20:38 »
Definitely rosebay willowherb.....horrible stuff!!! We have tons of it in our garden ...can't get shot of it :( :(

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Re: Unidentified plant...
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 00:50 »
I have willowherb in my garden and it's actually one of the 'weeds' I allow to grow because it looks so pretty in flower and really isn't difficult to control.

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Re: Unidentified plant...
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 06:24 »
I like it too and bees like it also, but then again I don't have an allotment  ::)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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bindweed
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 00:05 »
last year I pulled out in total around 10 bindweed tiny(s) and that too around july. This year I have already pulled more then 20 now.
and also I can see lots of plots have them in our site. is it bindweed year this year.
and ofcourse I do still have marestail. I love them and miss them (not happens very often) when I dont see them when I visit the plot.
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Re: bindweed
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 01:26 »
Problem with bindweed is that the root is so extensive that when you pull one out, you break off several pieces that get left in the soil, and each of those pieces then starts to grow - vigorously. You need to carefully dig back to the root source and pull out the whole thing to end the cycle, and pray that new seeds don't blow in with the next storm.

While I hate to use chemicals, I find the only solution to bindweed is to rip off most of the top growth and immediately spray that fresh cut area with glyphosphate and leave it. Within a few weeks the whole plant and all bits of root will be dead. It's taken me a few years from masses of bindweed and now I have only the odd belligerent piece trying to grow.

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Re: bindweed
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 08:50 »
Train the bindweed up a  2ft or 3ft cane and when it reaches the top, mix your glyphosphate and pour into a jam jar. Place the jam jar next to the bind weed and slide the weed off the cane. Poke the bindweed into the jam jar and cover the opening in the jar with something waterproof to keep out of the rain. Leave for 2 weeks , job done never fails.

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Re: bindweed
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 09:39 »
Train the bindweed up a  2ft or 3ft cane and when it reaches the top, mix your glyphosphate and pour into a jam jar. Place the jam jar next to the bind weed and slide the weed off the cane. Poke the bindweed into the jam jar and cover the opening in the jar with something waterproof to keep out of the rain. Leave for 2 weeks , job done never fails.

No need to leave it in the jar. Once the leaves are wetted you can take it out and either tie it back up the cane or lay it on the ground while being careful not to touch other plants. Wear rubber gloves.

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Re: bindweed
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 11:57 »
Leave it in the jar to ensure it travels right through the root system. Or you might just as well paint it on the leaves.

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What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 20:01 »
Its starting to appear on my potato patch and in my strawberries.. The roots go down miles and its really hard not to cut them!





Thankyou :)
« Last Edit: April 16, 2011, 21:08 by peapod »

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Re: bindweed
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2011, 20:35 »
Thanks Sal and Fat!

I'm on the case - this is the way to see the bl***y stuff off the plot!

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Re: What weed is this ?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2011, 20:52 »
« Last Edit: April 16, 2011, 20:55 by Aunt Sally »
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Re: What weed is this ?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 20:53 »
Spot on our own Guru  ;)

Much more 'sawed' than mine at plot..if you see what I mean?
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Re: What weed is this ?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 20:56 »
T'is an old friend enemy of mine  >:(



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