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01/05/2013 at 21:48



After a house move, I have now found that quite a few plants are emerging in the new garden and being a novice gardener, I would love to know what we have growing here. Any ideas what this plant is? Thx

01/05/2013 at 21:51


01/05/2013 at 21:56

From what I can see, looks like you have a few plants in there. The middle and biggest one I think a rose.

01/05/2013 at 21:58

Thx Hollie HocK, I did wonder if it was a rose because of the thorny appearance. The thin shoot on the other pic has me mystified! 

01/05/2013 at 22:04

The bottom one looks like something a bit primitive like horsetail

01/05/2013 at 22:07

Is horsetail a weed? Apologies if that's a daft q. I'm not great on botany. 

01/05/2013 at 22:09

It is I'm afraid Jody. 

01/05/2013 at 22:10

Thx, that's something new ive learned today lol.

01/05/2013 at 22:18

You really don't want horse tail and it has deep roots.The best way to get rid of it is to spray with glyphosate, but don't let it touch the rose.

01/05/2013 at 22:27

I've never had to deal with horsetail B-L. Do you have to wait for it to be green before you hit it?

01/05/2013 at 22:34

Actually, I haven't either, but I saw the head gardener at Hyde Hall (I think it was) getting rid of it there on an old Gardener's World. He had to get the bed ready to plant for the new season. It was green and he sprayed it with Glyphosate.

01/05/2013 at 23:04

I like native plants but you have to draw a line somewhere.

02/05/2013 at 08:24

Horsetail contains lots of silica in the stems and so to aid killing you should damage the stems before weed killer is applied.

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