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Weed problem, buttercup???

Hi all, 

I have a decent size garden which we're trying to get some control of however this is springing up everywhere. I've had a quick look to see what it could be and it resembles something like a buttercup in my opinion. However, you'll know better, can you take a look please and advise me?? This is it...



I've been kind of dreading asking in case it's something horrific! Please tell me it's not!

Thank you, 

Rob 

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  • You're right. Easily weedkilled, or dug up if you've lots of time
  • robbie2redrobbie2red Brecon Posts: 59
    Thanks @glasgowdan it's everywhere! We bought a new house, and this seems to be the main weed! The roots seem quite long and like tap roots, does that sound about right? They're taking some digging up! 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,118
    edited October 2019
    Buttercups, a rather pernicious looking grass and a teensie little dandelion.

    A sharp hoe on a dry day would loosen them all. If you want a bit more of a workout, you could choose a damp day and pick the loosened plants up and put them into a bucket and from there to the compost heap.

    Then award yourself a star for being slimmer, fitter, weedkiller free and eco friendly.😁 
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Thanks @glasgowdan it's everywhere! We bought a new house, and this seems to be the main weed! The roots seem quite long and like tap roots, does that sound about right? They're taking some digging up! 

    I honestly wouldn't dig them up unless they're in amongst food. One spray will sort them out and do no harm to anything else. 5 mins vs hours and hours! I'd probably wait until April or so as it's getting a bit cool and damp for it now. 
  • robbie2redrobbie2red Brecon Posts: 59
    Hahaha! Sounds good @pansyface who needs a gym!!

    Thank you again @glasgowdan as ever the people on the forum being so helpful!

    Best wishes all! 
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