Time to act:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Creeping thistle, Cirsium arvense, is a pernicious weed that will quickly take over your garden unless kept in check. Winter is the only time of year that offers a reprieve, but for the rest of the year the best way to tackle it is to dig it out as soon as it appears. It's armed with extremely sharp stems from tip to ground, so don't tackle it without a sturdy pair of gloves.
Creeping thistle is a rampant weed that's spread via wind-blown seeds, as well as roots that can grow 6-12m per year. If left unchecked, it can rapidly dominate areas of your garden.
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