What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #285 on: April 02, 2013, 14:34 »
So it'll die quite easily then?

You don't need to get the whole root out?
When weeding, the best way to know if its a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull it.

If it comes out easy, it was a valuable plant !

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #286 on: April 02, 2013, 14:47 »
It's a gonner if you slice though it!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #287 on: April 02, 2013, 15:20 »
That's what I like to hear!!

Thanks Dave

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Re: Weed ID please
« Reply #288 on: April 06, 2013, 20:10 »
Hi guys, i have notices some weeds/plants coming up on my allotment which wasn't there last year.  I was wondering if you great folks on here could ID it for me.   :) :) :)

And if it's a spreader plant the best way to deal with it.

Thanks Dan.

Celandine, very pretty, has nice yellow flowers. Wouldnt weed it out, you may get a purple variant if lucky. Dies down during late summer.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #289 on: April 13, 2013, 18:26 »
These have grown out from under some slabs. Didn't recognise them so thought I'd ask. Thanks
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #290 on: April 13, 2013, 18:30 »
The first one looks like comfrey leaves, to me  :unsure:
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #291 on: April 13, 2013, 18:52 »
1st one definitely looks like comfrey,don't know about the 2nd one.
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #292 on: April 13, 2013, 20:05 »
first one may be comfrey - or it may be alkanet (which is just as difficult to dig out) --- I think the other one is greater celandine - the sap was used to treat warts way back and I believe it works - although my sis in law got rid of her wart problems with the Bach Homeopathic Remedy "Thuja"
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 20:38 by superpete »

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Re: Weed identification
« Reply #293 on: April 13, 2013, 20:23 »
I have difficulty with speedwells - if you get down to look, their little flowers are really lovely - I leave some if I can

Hi all,

My allotment is covered in this stuff towards the bottom of the plot.

What is it, and what is the best way to deal with it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #294 on: April 13, 2013, 20:38 »
Christopher Lloyd once told us he'd found a bit of celandine underneath a hedge, that had got instead of the usual green, - a bronze leaf - and he subsequently introduced it onto the market as "Brazen Hussy" - I don't know how these things work but I guess he made a few shillings off it -- another one that without weedkiller is nigh on impossible to eradicate... quite nice in the right place..

It's not willow herb - I've seen enough of that!

I'd go with celandine, of which I've also seen enough!

http://www.downgardenservices.org.uk/celandine.htm
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 20:43 by superpete »

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #295 on: April 22, 2013, 21:19 »
I have recently started coming across this weed in the back half of my plot. When I got the plot in November this whole area was covered in waist high nettles, brambles and the floor was absolutely covered in ivy. I have roughly dug it over and pulled out loads and loads of weeds but now I have this starting to appear everywhere. I wonder if it is the ivy trying to regrow or my bigger fear is bindweed? I don't know what it looks like but I know the roots go on forever as does this weed (when I was originally digging I thought these roots were ivy roots).

I want to be chemical free as much as much as possible so if it is bindweed what are my options?


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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #296 on: April 23, 2013, 09:05 »
If you prefer not to use chemicals your only option is to keep digging it out wherever you see it  :(

Smothering with cardboard/weed control fabric doesn't work - I tried it and the roots just spread under the cover and came up around the edges! I gave up in the end and just used glyphosate everywhere it poked through. It's all gone now - except one small corner where it comes in from the next plot - but that's another story  >:(

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #297 on: April 23, 2013, 12:09 »
I dug it out.  It probably took a few years to eradicate it but it was not difficult.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #298 on: April 23, 2013, 16:38 »
I agree, if you are persistent bindweed can be eradicated by hand.  It is all about being thorough the first time, then removing any little new ones that try to start. :)

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #299 on: April 23, 2013, 19:06 »
Ok - but it is definitely bindweed? How far down do the roots tend to go? (They seem to be shallow but wide spreading but want to check if I need to dig down deeper.



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