Posted: 28/05/2013 at 21:05
My meadow is being overcome by cow parsley and hog weed. My fault for letting them seed in the past, I know better now. If I attack them with the corner of a shovel and get the growing points out do you think that will do for them or will those long roots create more shoots. OH used this method on giant hogweed and it seems to have got rid of them but they weren't as established. He made a special tool like an inverted V with sharp edge and a long handle. He shoved it into the root and took the top off. I don't have that strength in my arms so it will be foot on shovel. But will it work?