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06/02/2014 at 09:43

I have quite a lot of this growing on my lawn. As it is a new garden (to me) things are starting to come up everywhere and it's hard to ID them. If its a weed then i would rather get it out now before it really sets in.  thanks.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37092.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

PS i found this useful page but can't see it on there.

http://www.lawnweeds.co.uk/weedidentification.html

 

 

Edd
06/02/2014 at 09:55

Its a plantain and classed as a weed in lawns. dig it out if you can and then use a lawn weed and feed in the spring when the grass starts to grow again.

 

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06/02/2014 at 11:02

I can see Daisy (Bellis perennis) and Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens), but no Plantain.

When I click on a photo to enlarge, it is huge and loses all definition. Anyone know if there's a way round this?

06/02/2014 at 11:08

well either way i got a lot out but don't want to overdo it as i now have lots of little holes and don't want more weeds in there! I guess the way forward it to do this in the spring and fill the holes and re seed?

As you may be able to see there is a leo quite a bit of moss in there so i will treat in april.

Landgirl, i think you are right i found a few small daisies in there but i think i have a bit of everything!

 

ps: i Used my fishers weed puller that i got for christmas. Really like that piece of kit!

 

Edd
06/02/2014 at 11:10

Yes landgirl100 it could just be Daisy. A clearer image (closer) is needed

06/02/2014 at 11:29

Daisy.

plantain don't have that whitish green look

06/02/2014 at 11:38

Its definetely daisy. I love them, lots of pretty flowers.

06/02/2014 at 11:40

They go well will the clover and the rest of the lovely flowers that make up my lawn punkdoc

 

06/02/2014 at 11:56

I love daisies...

06/02/2014 at 12:08

Yes its funny, I say that I encourage wild flowers to grow in the lawn because they are pretty and good for the wild life; but it is possible that I am just too idle to try and maintain a decent lawn. Green is good enough for me.

06/02/2014 at 13:51

 too true, punk.

06/02/2014 at 13:55

All those other colours are good though. Veronica blue and those little purple self-heals, the daisies and clover. If you let it go a bit longer the cat's ears and dog daisies. I get agrimony later in the season as well

06/02/2014 at 14:32

When I was studying in York the Uni grounds were seeded with Veronica, it looked incredible and I was sold for life. That photo's not great so it looks like Epilobium to me but it is more likely to be Daisy. I'm at work and our out dated OS won't let me zoom in to the right bit.

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