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02/02/2013 at 13:20
my"lawn"is being overgrown by a weed which by looking at pictures i think is neighbour thinks it used to be called "vinegar weed".any suggestions on removal would be appreciated .thank you from an elderly computer novice.
02/02/2013 at 13:49

Use a selective lawn weedkiller for broad leaved weeds -like dandelion-that, and regular mowing should help

But not yet -wait till everything starts growing

02/02/2013 at 21:15

Vinegar weed is trichostema lanceolatum and you can look that up in wikipedia. It has blue flowers. I've never heard of fatweed, though there is a weed called fat hen, which is different from vinegar weed. I should have thought that raking your lawn regularly would pull out seedlings and that using a product like Weed and Feed would help a lot. You probably know this already and I'm wondering what it is about the weed that makes it a particular problem?

02/02/2013 at 21:37

The Trichostema and fat hen, (as thread title) are both annuals, soon mown out of existance on a lawn.  googled trichostema and saw the blue flowers. now wondering about lawn weeds like speedwell

23/10/2015 at 09:24
Permaculture solution: eat them!
The leaves are edible as a vegetable like spinach or sorrel. Fat hen is related to quinoa, and the thousands of seeds are similarly high in protein.
23/10/2015 at 09:49

Would you happen to be able to upload a photo mosmithso50?

23/10/2015 at 10:45

I get it - that's why its called fat hen!

23/10/2015 at 10:55

Jo, the original query was posted in 2013 - the lawn's either been totally overtaken by it or cured by now

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