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05/06/2014 at 21:38

Hi can anyone please identify if weed or flower just green long leafy but clingy to other plants and to touch.. Just took over in past few days just drag out ??? 

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05/06/2014 at 22:21

I can't see anything!

05/06/2014 at 22:29

My guess would be cleavers aka goosegrass and many other names.  Does it look like this?

http://www.downgardenservices.org.uk/cleavers.htm

You can just pull it up, but best to follow the stems down to the ground and pull the root out as the stems will just break off otherwise and it will grow (quickly!) again.

05/06/2014 at 23:25

Oh yes good old goosegrass,we had great fun as kids sticking it to each other's jumpers 

06/06/2014 at 01:10

I think it is sad anybody has reached adulthood and not know what sticky grass/goosegrass is.  Used to stick it to fellow pupils at school!!

06/06/2014 at 06:18

I still do it - OH gets covered with it 

06/06/2014 at 06:53

I hate the feel of it now.  Use gloves to pull it up.  Yet as a kid don't remember disliking touching it.  Grew up in Wales and now live in Norfolk so perhaps the Welsh version is less scratchy than the Norfolk version!

06/06/2014 at 07:09

Oooh, which part of Wales Snoodle?

06/06/2014 at 07:13

South - Bridgend/Porthcawl.  

06/06/2014 at 07:19

  I've got rellies on The Gower - spent lots of time there as a child and still visit 

06/06/2014 at 07:22

Scenery's a bit different isn't it?!  I love Norfolk, but when back in Wales the coastline cliffs do take my breath a bit, even though I grew up with them. 

06/06/2014 at 08:20

Sticky willow was what we called it up here 

I don't see it around much now though - it's probably in grass verges though.

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