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Hi i have just started an allotment and dug it over but this weed keeps coming back can any one tell me what it is and how t get rid of it


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,157
    Afraid that's Marestail aka Horsetail.  You won't get rid of it .... it's been around since before the dinosaurs and the roots go right through to Australia ...  so just keep hoeing and pulling it to keep it at bay.  Afraid that's the best you can do.  

    'They' do say that it doesn't like lime, so if you're going to lime your brassica beds, that might help.  

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

  • Thank you so much 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,659
    I saw on TV some time ago that they had Marestail at the RHS garden Hyde Hall. They trampled it to bruise it and sprayed it with Glyphosate, more than once.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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