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Horsetail maybe?

    I have a suspicion this might be horse tail in amongst the agapanthus but I thought I'd ask your expert opinions. Thank you for any help


  • Yes it is!  :/
  • Thanks for your prompt reply and for confirming what I thought.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    Yep. Pull it out at this stage with as much root as you can. It's almost ready to release spores by the looks of it so don't leave it too long.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,413
    Hi Plantnut, definitely marestail. Be aware that it will regrow from the smallest piece of root, they are black and very difficult to see amongst the compost or soil. We inherited it in our garden and it is quite simply a devil to deal with. We asked at the RHS help desk at Tatton Park and they shrugged there shoulders and said best luck. 
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    I've been living with it here for 10 years and barely notice it. i pull it out when I see it but apart from cause some extra weeding it doesn't really do any harm.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Thanks everyone for your help.
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