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What Is This Weed?

I have this weed all over my driveway and was just wondering what it was. The closest thing that seems to look like it is chickweed or moss but this looks a bit like cress! I was thinking of strimming it all away and then spraying weed killer down on the driveway to remove it. Any advice would be appreciated.


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,902
    At a guess it does look like Lysimachia nummularia aka CreepingJenny.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,102
    It may be worth noting that some weedkillers are absorbed through the plant leaves, in which case best not to strim first
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,509
    I think its Helxine soleirolii or Mind Your Own Business
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 12,021
    Looks more like Mind Your own Business, than creeping Jenny.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482
    I'd go with "mind your own business" too. 
    Could you put something along side it for scale? a pair of secateurs, or a 50p coin for example.
  • [Glen][Glen] Posts: 70
    edited August 2018
    I wish the weeds on my drive looked as nice as that.

    Cutting would likely spread this weed. Can you starve it of light, or make its water toxic to all life using something like salt?
  • This is the driveway with it all on. The first picture I put up of it is obviously a close up.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482
    yup. Mind your own business
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,579
    Hostafan1 said:
    yup. Mind your own business
    And what's that in botanical terms?  Google translate gives Latin equivalent "Age tuum negotium", but I'm not too sure.  ;)
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