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weed id please

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:47

Wow, well done with those! I've just dug a few out myself, but one is right next to a fence so I've sprayed it with Roundup - it seems to like it so far!

Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:27

That sounds really nasty stuff - I just looked at the data sheet and instructions for use. I don't think it will work unless the leaves have appeared, though. Personally I wouldn't use an agricultural weedkiller like this in my garden, that's why arable fields are such deserts these days.

Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:09

Not Mare's Tail, but Horsetail, Equisetum arvense, which is a fern. Mare's Tail is a water plant. I'm afraid Pansyface is right, it is almost impossible to get rid of. I think many people just keep cutting it down whenever it appears, which is as good as anything if only a small area is affected. Apparently it's great to use as pan scrubbers when the green growth appears - what your photo shows is the fertile fronds.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:10

LeifUK, if you use an adblocker you won't have to see any adverts. I do, and I have no idea what you are talking about. The one I use is AdBlock, and it's free to download.

sweet violet

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:13

Sweet violets, Viola odorata, are supposed to have a perfume but many people can't detect it these days - I am one of them. They are beautiful anyway, and come in several different colour forms as well as purple. They can make very large patches as they spread by stolons, but they are easy to pull up if they go where they are not wanted. They are not fussy about conditions.

Help identifying this little beauty

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:06

It sounds like it might be Lamprocapnos spectabilis, which has little pink hearts dangling from it.

sweet violet

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 19:02

Just be aware that sweet violets and wood violets are different species. They don't mind really dry soil, in either case.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:59

OK, that's not a moss at all, it's a herbaceous plant that looks a bit like a moss. It likes to grow pressed close to the ground, forming a mat. In the wild, it often grows on paths and tracks. It's very tiny (2-4 cm) and seems to survive grazing and trampling. The common name is Heath Pearlwort.

ID Please

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:53

It's Geum urbanum, Herb Bennett or Wood Avens. It's a common garden weed and is quite tough to dig out.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:52

There are six different plants known as Irish Moss, always best to use the scientific name if you know it. It normally refers to a seaweed, presumably you don't mean that!

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