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 #225 on: June 01, 2012, 09:10 »
This, whatever it is, is under our back lawn.  It's everywhere - root system about half and inch below the surface.  The little shoots are easily cut off with the mower, but they regrow a few months later.  When I dig anywhere, I come across the roots.  Some are quite thick - for a few years I thought they were tree roots.

What is it, and will glyphosate fix it?
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« Reply #226 on: June 01, 2012, 09:19 »
I would have said ground elder, but mine never gets roots as thick as that!............they look like tree roots which are suckering :unsure:

Is there a tree possibly a cherry/plum in the area?
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #227 on: June 01, 2012, 17:50 »
Yes, there's an old cherry, well-established.  It's one of the last Prestwood cherry trees - many yearsago, I'm told, there were a lot of cherry trees in Prestwood.

But can this sprouting roving weed be connected to that? 

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« Reply #228 on: June 01, 2012, 18:14 »
From the initial photo I'd have agreed ground elder, but the leaves in the 2nd pic look perhaps slightly too jagged for it, and I agree that the root is very thick  :ohmy:  GE root looks a lot like bindweed - about 1/4" thick and white / brittle.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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« Reply #229 on: June 01, 2012, 18:56 »
Speaking from experience  :( - what happens is the cherry roots grow near the surface and get damaged over time, they often get shaved by the mower, and then they start to sprout from everywhere that has been damaged  :ohmy:

All you can do is keep mowing the lawn, if you want to keep the tree ???

I decided to have the tree cut down a couple of years ago, and still get the occasional sucker coming up from bits of root that are still alive, but the problem is a lot less this year :)

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« Reply #230 on: June 10, 2012, 19:00 »
Can anyone help me identify this weed please?
It has taken over the carrot patch and its taken me most of the afternoon to dig it all out!

Would also appreciate any help in getting rid of it!

Thanks
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #231 on: June 17, 2012, 10:08 »
i had a plant in the front garden that i thought was like a primula plant but it grew to about 18 inches then sent out some flower heads i wanted to see what the flowers looked liked but a friend who gardens said it was a weed , hubby showed him a pic i wish he had left it till it hd flowered lookes quite impressive
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« Reply #232 on: June 17, 2012, 10:28 »
Can anyone help me identify this weed please?
It has taken over the carrot patch and its taken me most of the afternoon to dig it all out!

Would also appreciate any help in getting rid of it!

Thanks
sorry, I missed this.
it looks almost like a self seeded brassica, what sort of roots does it have, compact or creeping?

It's probably best just to hoe it off, while it's small, between the rows of carrot

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #233 on: June 17, 2012, 12:47 »
Can someone identifiy this weed. It clings to your gloves when weeding
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #234 on: June 17, 2012, 13:39 »
It may be bristly ox-tongue  :unsure:

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #235 on: June 17, 2012, 13:52 »
Thanks You are right just like all ladies lol

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #236 on: June 21, 2012, 12:45 »
Can anyone help me identify this weed please?
It has taken over the carrot patch and its taken me most of the afternoon to dig it all out!

Would also appreciate any help in getting rid of it!

Thanks
sorry, I missed this.
it looks almost like a self seeded brassica, what sort of roots does it have, compact or creeping?

It's probably best just to hoe it off, while it's small, between the rows of carrot
The roots are quite shallow and it pulls out by hand with a little tug,
there are lots of them covering the whole bed!
I have pulled out as many as I can see, I just wondered if they would keep coming back!

thanks

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #237 on: June 21, 2012, 12:51 »
It sounds like an annual weed, so just keep pulling or hoeing it off. Whether more keeps growing depends how many seeds are in the soil, I'm afraid.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #238 on: July 02, 2012, 14:27 »
Here's another weed I'd like identifying.

The picture isn't from my plot thankfully but I do get it growing there, mainly in the strawberry patch at the bottom.

It shoots up pretty much vertical in a tube and has one grass type leaf coming off it.

Thanks all
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #239 on: July 02, 2012, 14:52 »
If it's got running roots then it's couch grass  :( You have my sympathy ::)



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