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Post by Dandelion on 3rd May 2010, 9:26 pm

I have two weeds which cause more work than all the others. One is Enchanters Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) - one of those weeds which has thick white roots which break off and grow again. It's doing very well after a couple of wet years (hot dry summers seem to hold it back). The other weed which is quite annoying is (according to a website I looked up) quite unusual for a garden weed. It's Wood Avens or Herb Bennet Geum urbanum), a distant relative of the wild strawberry (which also grows wild in the garden). It is incredibly tough and difficult to dig up (especially on our clay concrete soil) and caused me to damage my back when I was trying to dig a clump up two years ago. I suppose it's got personal!
We have the usual dandelions and annual weeds, but these two are a real pain.

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd May 2010, 10:30 pm

Wood Avens is a real problem here as well, also on 100 ft plus of clay so not surprising , really!
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Post by polgara on 3rd May 2010, 11:41 pm

I have chickweed & shephards purse everywere, dandilions are slowly going.

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Post by Adrian on 4th May 2010, 12:14 am

Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) is a major enemy here.

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Post by Sparhawk on 4th May 2010, 1:18 am

Err,

bindweed but perhaps for not much longer... Rolling Eyes

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 4th May 2010, 7:27 am

Horsetail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Equisetum arvense)


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Post by Dandelion on 4th May 2010, 9:11 am

Badger wrote:Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) is a major enemy here.

tell us about goutweed - it even sounds horrible!

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Post by Adrian on 4th May 2010, 10:30 am

Dandelion wrote:
Badger wrote:Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) is a major enemy here.

tell us about goutweed - it even sounds horrible!

You may know it as Ground Elder, it spreads over large areas of ground by underground rhizomes. It is extremely invasive, and crowds out native species. The smallest piece of rhizome left in the ground will quickly form a sturdy new plant, followed by many more.

I will take some photos of our goutweed problem and post them up.

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Post by Chilli-head on 4th May 2010, 10:49 am

AngelinaJellyBeana wrote:Horsetail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh yes. This is a problem I share with you. You cannot dig it out without a JCB. It is unmoved by hoeing, and is largely unsuceptible to all the herbicides available to the amateur. On raliway tracks the switch to using glyphosate has actually allowed it to spread by clearing space for it !

The only organic solution to Equisetum arvense is, as the late Geoff Hamilton would say, to move house. The only saving graces are that having little leaf area it is not terribly competitive, and that its deep roots bring up nutrients.
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Post by Guest on 4th May 2010, 1:22 pm

Bindweed! Horrid and so deep. It goes nuts when it gets through to the compost / manure layer in spring...I see it when I shut my eyes at the moment!
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Post by Green Rosie on 4th May 2010, 9:15 pm

Buttercups Twisted Evil

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th May 2010, 9:20 pm

Buttercups, bindweed, Horsetail, ground elder...got them all...no hope, really...!
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Post by Dandelion on 4th May 2010, 9:23 pm

I forgot to mention the buttercups - they can spread faster than I can dig them up, and I think they upset the guinea pigs tummies

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th May 2010, 9:28 pm

Ooo yes, they are toxic to GP!
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 4th May 2010, 10:00 pm

I done do battle wid' de weed many year now, mon.

Couch mainly.

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th May 2010, 10:54 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:I done do battle wid' de weed many year now, mon.

Couch mainly.

Is that the couch you lie on after "de battle wid de weed?"
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 4th May 2010, 11:06 pm

Nah, den I be floatin'.

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Post by Hairyloon on 5th May 2010, 2:17 am

Badger wrote:
Dandelion wrote:tell us about goutweed - it even sounds horrible!
You may know it as Ground Elder...
Introduced (here) by the Romans as a vegetable. Cook like spinach.

Bindweed is the only thing I take great issue with.
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Post by Green Rosie on 10th May 2010, 7:48 pm

Adds thistles to the list - oooh, ouch

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