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Hi i have this weed growning around my house and i have imageno idea what it is, does anyone know what it is? It is almost impossible to get rid of. Anyones help in identifying it or how to get rid of it would be much appreciated. 


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,146

    Mares Tail ; one name for it ; almost impossible to eradicate . Strimming paths clear of it helps , but I know of no weedkiller that touches it permanently .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,146

    PS :-

    Just found this , might help you if you can find a supplier .

    Apologies for not being much help to you !

  • Thanks very much, i will try anything to get rid before it totally over runs the place. Thanks for your help.

  • I have read that liming the soil discourages Horsetail. However I have no personal experience ... the fact that our soil is naturally high in lime/chalk may be a reason image

    I would add that it appears to thrive in the conditions under weed membranes, old carpets, plastic and concrete. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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