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How to trim this?

JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
Not sure what it is, but it builds up into a huge mess in my wall beds.

Prune gently, hard?  When?



Cheers 

TP

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,005
    That is either very good at impressions, or it is Mouse-ear chickweed, in which case it needs hoicking, not pruning!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,626
    Yes, looks like a weed to me to so out with the lot.   Didn't know chickweed had mouse ear version tho I've seen that weed loads without knowing its name.
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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,005
    Just checked, and think I'm wrong about the mouse-ear bit, but I've always called it chickweed!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,489
    That's Common Knotgrass ... Polygonum aviculare ... I've hoed enough of it out of sugar beet fields rolleyes  Pull it out quickly before it seeds.

    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/common-knotgrass
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  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    Hah - okay. It’s been there ten years. I accidentally killed most of it last year.  There’s three or four patches I could hoik
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,489
    edited August 2018
    Well, it does have a certain charm I suppose ... those tiny pale pink flowers ... but I'd hoik it out tout de suite  lol
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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