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25/06/2013 at 20:55

hello

im a new gardener , i recently built a raised bed with a butterfly net over it to grow some brassicas in ,all seemed to be going well plants growing and looking healthy ,my problem is i seen to have inherited a creeping weed with heart shaped leaves trying to strangle everything

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26230.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

25/06/2013 at 21:12

Bindweed.

25/06/2013 at 21:17

Bindweeds horrible, one of the worst weeds I can think of! I've had it for years and cannot get rid of it, however it wouldn't be advisable to use weedkiller as this will end up killing any plants or vegetables near it too, just keep on persevering and pulling it out weekly atleast in a bid to eradicate it, hope you have more luck than I do with it :P

25/06/2013 at 21:18

I'm not sure, have you got a pic of one that isn't damaged buzzclan? It all looks a bit 'fleshy' for bindweed

25/06/2013 at 21:35

Has it got white fleshy roots?

25/06/2013 at 22:26

it has got white skinny parsnip like roots ..any help most gratefull    thanks

25/06/2013 at 22:28

hi   it does have white  skinny parsnip like roots   any help most gratefull   thanks

25/06/2013 at 22:33

hi nutcutlet ..will try to get a better pic tomorow , thanks for the response

25/06/2013 at 22:34

parsnip like roots?. Not bindweed then

25/06/2013 at 22:44

its very prolific ,,ive been trying to keep it down by pulling it up ..but it seems to love the attention

25/06/2013 at 22:55

Could it be some sort of creeping campanula?  They have roots a bit like that and some of them can be very invasive.  We will have a better idea from seeing it in-situ, so look forward to the new photo.

26/06/2013 at 14:06

I'm not sure, but could it be chickweed?

26/06/2013 at 14:57

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26260.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26261.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26262.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 took as much as i could get up yesterday so not a true image of how bad this creeping nusanse is

26/06/2013 at 14:58

noticed a slall white flower on some of the runners too ..advice gratefully recieved

 

26/06/2013 at 15:11

Ok I revise that. Not bindweed.

26/06/2013 at 15:42

it certainly looks like chickweed to me

are the roots like tangled cotton?

26/06/2013 at 15:45

yep, that´s chickweed ... just keep weeding it before it has the chance to set seed ... finally you´ll get rid of this little annual

26/06/2013 at 15:50

Defenitely chickweed. No need to worry. It's an annual and it's easily removed. If you happen to have some chooks, they love this weed. You will have to keep on top of it as this plant flowers and sets seed at the same time during it's growing season. Try to remove all the roots too as chickweed can overwinter.http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicweeds/weed_information/weed.php?id=16

26/06/2013 at 18:42

so not as bad as i thought ,,just need to  keep removing  uprooting and clearing .big thank you to you all for your input  ....happy gardening 

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