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Hi there.  Does anyone have any tips for totally eradicating wild garlic from a garden.  it may well be a nice smell, useful for recipes and provide ground cover but it's not something I want in our garden and I thought I had got rid of it all last year, having spent hours digging and destroying the bulbs.  I'll happily continue digging if this is what I have to do but I would be interested in any other tips.  Thanks v much

Clarington

Popping Charleys question back up to the top so some nice member can help out.

 

nutcutlet

It's dig or glyphosate Charley. and never let them seed.

It will take a while, there'll be some tiny, almost invisible, seedling bulbs in there.

I've inherited this and I've been slowly digging them up. Patience needed as the bulbs are tiny.

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Alan4711

Hi all,am i missing somthing here,i dont understand,what is : popping Charlies to the top mean : and what is brenda1952,message mean and to what ?? 

Alan, bumping up means getting questions higher up the list so replies come quickly instead of getting lost in the general melee.

Spam is he same as the general meaning. Some companies insert messages for kitchens and other rubbish which this forum isn't for.

Dovefromabove

Alan, we had a load of Spam advertising posts this morning and they took up the top of the page, so by putting a post on here, even if it says nothing relevant, it 'bumps' the real threads back to the top of the web page so visitors to the site can see them rather than posts about rubbish kitchen installations 

'Bump' and 'Ping' are two words that people use when pushing proper posts back to the top - is that clear - I know what I mean 

Alan4711

Mornig Dove, Now it all makes sence,and eresme thinking  the bump was a dance,

good luck all with the pingin and bumpin, keep these spammers out ,And its raining here in Munds AGAIN ,designing a mason bee hotel today all technical stuff uno

Jim Macd

On the upsside, re the Garlic, it only grows once a year and isn't too hard to dig up unless it's in a rocky place

Clarington wrote (see)

Popping Charleys question back up to the top so some nice member can help out.

 

Thanks Clarington

nutcutlet wrote (see)

It's dig or glyphosate Charley. and never let them seed.

It will take a while, there'll be some tiny, almost invisible, seedling bulbs in there.

Looks like I'll be digging for some time nutcutlet.  It's all in the wood right behind us, so it may be a continual problem.  I'm guessing it's the almost invisible seedling bulbs that caught me out too.  Is glyphosate like a weed killer?

Fluffy Cloud - ha ha, patience is indeed needed ... not sure how much I have though  

Jim Macd

It takes seedlings five years to flower, I don't think you should have too much of a problem. On another upside you can cook the bulbs. I love it and wouldn't want to be without it every since I first introduced it to Mums garden 35 years ago, I have it in my own garden now. If you can't get the bulbs by digging then pulling the tops as soon as they come up will weaken the plant and they will eventually stop coming up. The seeds won't blow in the wind unless it's a serious gale. I suspect the people before you like them and introduced them. Sell them to your local restaurant or the local farmers market. 

Have recently had  an old lilac bush and a couple of unexciting shrubs  and stuff removed  from a bed and am slowly  revamping that shady  corner,but have since been overrun by those little bulb 'thingys',and have shifted loads.  A gardening friend thought they might be dormant grape hyacinths/ Muscari,but another suggestion was wild garlic?  I have also been advised to just let them grow till spring,as both have 'pretty flowers' (!),  and then I'll know for sure!!  Any thoughts?

I just know I'm on the wrong forum here - how do I get on the right one !!

Dovefromabove

If they smell of onion/garlic then they're one of the allium family, but whether they're alliums, wild garlic (ramsons) or garlic chives  or Three cornered garlic (allium triquetrum) it'll be hard to tell until they flower (although the Three cornered garlic's leaves are three cornered in cross-section so that'll give you a clue).

If they're muscari then they won't smell of onions/garlic.

But as you say, wait until the spring and then you'll know for sure.

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Jim Macd

If they're Ramson, then the bulb is shaped like squid and of course smells strongly of garlic.


 

 

 

Looking at this photo is making my nose twitch and my mouth water. I love them and can't imagine ever having too many, that would be like having too many black truffles. If they are Ramsons then use them in your cooking or sell them to the gastropubs in spring. 

Grape Hyacinths are starting to grow now and the bulbs are round.

Dovefromabove
Mrs H3 wrote (see)

I just know I'm on the wrong forum here - how do I get on the right one !!

Hi, just go to the top of the page, click on Forum Topics and select the most appropriate (it doesn't really matter which) and then torwards the right of the page you'll see a New Thread button.  Click on that and post your query - good luck

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