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15/02/2014 at 16:39

Hi forumers

I have this growing in a couple of places in my garden. . . but am not sure whether I need to pull it or leave it  Can you help please?

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 Thanks 

15/02/2014 at 16:45

One of the sow thistles/milk thistles - a weed, pull it up and give it to someone's pet rabbit - very good for them. 

15/02/2014 at 16:56

I'd say sow thistle as well

15/02/2014 at 17:00

Thanks ladies  

I don't know anyone with a rabbit so up it will come and into the brown bin it will go 

15/02/2014 at 17:43

They have a long tap root so daisy grubber/long knife is the best tool for removing it.

15/02/2014 at 17:51

Thanks Mrs G  Why do all the weeds have the hardest roots to get out?  Should come out nicely from the wet soil though, if the dandelions I've pulled are anything to go by!

15/02/2014 at 18:11

That's why they are so great at becoming weeds I guess.  Definitely easy to remove them in wet/damp soil otherwise the tap root just snaps.   Creeping clover is my nemesis right now, loves our wet clay soil.

15/02/2014 at 22:37

Agreed.

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