How do I identify this weed?

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How do I identify this weed?
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:27 »
I have just taken over an allotment plot and I am just starting to dig it however a large amount of the plot is covered with grass and weeds.

I have taken a very poor picture of the most prolific weed on the plot and was wondering if anyone could point me somewhere that would help me identify it and more importantly, how to deal with it (before I make it worse :) ) .

Poor picture available here - Weeds

Thanks,

Dave.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 10:30 »
Creeping buttercup.

Fork it out!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 10:40 »
Many thanks.

You make it sound so easy :)

Dave.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 10:46 »
I've got a bit of it, but it's easier to deal with than couch grass, (IMO). The roots are a bit tenacious, but are quite shallow.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 10:52 »
best way to get rid of creeping buttercups , in late spring when at its most prolific give it a dose of round up , when it reappears give it another dose of round up , till will not come back

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 12:59 »
Means your soil has a tendency to dampness, double dig that area will help cure, add plenty of organic matter as you dig  :wink:
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 16:13 »
Thanks all, I guess I now know what I'm doing for the next few weekends then :-)

Dave.

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 16:24 »
I have that too, and was wondering what it was and what to do with it - now I know - round up!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 16:29 »
Personally, as Roundup is ineffective at this time of year, if the weather was suitable, I'd be out there digging them up, rather then looking at them & waiting for them to start growing again.

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 16:32 »
I know that (honest I did!)...I'm just creating a contingency plan for the bits that I miss, for when they start appearing all over the shop in the spring time!!
I'm a great believer in contingency plans...and round up!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 17:54 »
I've started digging out the dreaded Japanese knotweed roots....

Slow process but at least i'll get a lot of it out before next season.

Then I'm going to use Roundup tree stump and root killer on it aswell as the brambles that i miss.

Going to burn the roots on a real hot fire when i get some more of it out.

At least it won't come back as prolific then.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 19:55 »
Quote from: "DD."
Personally, as Roundup is ineffective at this time of year, if the weather was suitable, I'd be out there digging them up, rather then looking at them & waiting for them to start growing again.


DD.'s right people, don't waste your money on round-up this time of year, the weeds need to be "actively growing" for it too work

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 20:14 »
I know you have tracked down this weed but the link below will direct you to a website that has really clear pictures to identify dozens of weeds as well as information on managing them - might help in the future.

http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicweeds/weed_information/weedtype.php?id=0



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