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Invasive weed

Last post 05-09-2016 9:26 AM by rynd2it. 6 replies.

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  • 31/08/2016 03:49 PM
    • rynd2it
    • Stalham
    • 16 Feb 2015
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    weed.jpg Hi, Can someone please help in identifying this invasive weed? It is defying all my attempts to eradicate it including frequent applications of Roundup Gel. It's growing in and under plants that I need to keep and don't wish to disturb Many thanks David

  • 01/09/2016 06:48 AM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     There are several plants in the photo which is the weed? Also do the petals belong to the weed?

  • 01/09/2016 12:45 PM
    • rynd2it
    • Stalham
    • 16 Feb 2015
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    The petals and flowers belong to pansies etc - the weed is the very large leaves, no flowers

  • 01/09/2016 05:23 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    It looks like it could be Anemone x hybrida, a herbaceous perennial. If it is it has probably come from a nearby garden plant. They can be very difficult to completely eradicate. Blackstart

  • 03/09/2016 09:32 AM
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    • Stalham
    • 16 Feb 2015
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    Is there any recommended way of eradicating it - other than a complete digging out which I would find difficult to say the least. It seems resistant to Round-up gel Thanks David

  • 03/09/2016 01:17 PM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
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     Agree it looks like Anenom x hybrida. I removed a couple of these and they continued to send up shoots, from remaining root sections, for a couple of years. These pulled up easily enough or I used a trowel. It doesn't look as if you have a big clump of it so that approach should work for you. I suspect that the different shoots are coming from different root sections so Round up will kill that bit and then another sends up a shoot 


  • 05/09/2016 09:26 AM
    • rynd2it
    • Stalham
    • 16 Feb 2015
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    OK, makes sense, thanks