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Help needed! Identifying a weed

Hi there

I'm new to the forum - great to be here. I'm back from time away and the below weeds have completely taken over my garden!! Any idea what they are and how to treat them? i'm having them cleared today - but assume they will come back so want to know what to do. I did have Japanese Knotweed a few years ago but had a three year treatment and it did not come back last year. Any and all help appreciated! 


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Which bits? The tall stuff looks like sycamore saplings, there's ivy scrambling on the right and some sort of vine on the left. Possibly a Virginia creeper?
  • Thanks ever so much Kitty, it’s the talk stuff I wanted to identify. If it is sycamore sapling, how difficult is it to get rid of? Thanks in advance. 
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    I've not had them that big, I pull them up when they're tiny. Would probably get the spade/fork out and dig them out at that size.

    There must be a tree nearby, shedding seeds into your garden. Be on the lookout for young seedlings in future as it's really easy to pull them out when they're small 🌱😊.
  • Thanks so much! 
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Happy to help @madiha88khan, and welcome to the forum 🌻
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