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20/05/2013 at 10:41

Hi,

I wonder if there is someone out there that could help identify a rouge plant that has appeared out of knowhere in our borders and is slowly taking it over.

We live in the North West of the UK, and the photo's were taken this morning. The leaf type doesn't match any plant or tree in our garden or our neighbours. We do live on the edge of an ex coaliary (closed in 1992) and a railway line if it helps. If anyone knows what this plant is and how we can get rid of it that would be fab

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23845.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23846.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23847.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

20/05/2013 at 10:45

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?PID=215

ground elder I think but the pics are very small and apart from the leaf i see a green blur

20/05/2013 at 11:50

this might help with the pictures

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23846.jpg

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23847.jpg

if you right click on the image and select copy image location you can post that into your browser

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23847.jpg?width=204&height=350  trouble is it is resized, however strip the ?width=204&height=350 and you get to view the image at its full size

handy to know isn't it

 actually  even easier is right click select view image and then just trim off ?width=204&height=350 and reload the page.

20/05/2013 at 13:01

Thanks blackest

A very fine crop of ground elder I see now

21/05/2013 at 12:08

Much sympathy for you, it's ground elder.  I have loads and loads of the bloomin stuff 

If you want rid, you have to dig it out.  It's awful stuff. My summer is going to be spent digging it out of our garden 

29/07/2013 at 14:58

I inherited ground elder over half the garden but continye to cut it pull it and dig it out and you will win!

29/07/2013 at 16:53

Dont dig it out you'll make it worse! Spray it with a strong weed killer like this one http://www.agrigem.co.uk/weed-killers/forestry-weeds/broadshot.html

29/07/2013 at 16:55

Ok Ramsey dog , we get the message. You work for Agrigem.

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