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Horsetail weed

Morning everyone

What is the best course of action to combat horsetail in my borders? Cut off or weed killers?

Any help will be much appreciated.



  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Hi @Gardenqueen there have been lots of discussions on this weed, also under marestail, which might help you decide. One is 

    And idea what this is???

    sorry, not sure how to make this a link 
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  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    I dont like to use weedkillers but this is one exception. I get the occasional bit of it coming up next to the fence bordering my neighbour. I bash it a bit then use round up gel on it, seems to work. The problem is that spraying just rolls off it. If you damage it a bit and use the gel it gets more of a hold on it. 
  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    I just pull it up when it starts growing.
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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    Mares tails.....All I know is that on our allotment it is feared and we pray it does not spread to our plots.
    There are lots of tales of it being indestructible and there not being any chemicals to kill it.
    Suggest you do some research and take the appropriate action.
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
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