Invasive grass identification
Hannah.m.cook Posts: 3
Hopefully someone can help- this grass has been popping up all over our garden for the past 10 ish years, I'd really love to get rid of it but its proving tricky as its now growing through the paving slabs.
Any ideas on what it is and/or the best way of prevention/removal?
We have three cats so preferably animal safe methods if possible.
Thanks in advance!
Can you lift the slabs to get it out?
I'm going to try dig them all out today!
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
I recognised this grass from our garden. There was 3 clumps of it poking out of the edge of our hedge. All three of them appeared at the end of last summer and all last summer, I recall pulling little mini versions out of my flower beds and between cracks in my paving.
Anyway. The three of them have now been dug up. It was very hard work. My arms are covered in scratches and very sore, also my garden fork has bent. My partner is under strict instructions that if he spots any of the mini versions, he must pull them up.
When I was clearing up afterwards, I noticed there is some in next doors garden which are bigger than the ones we have just dug up. My guess is that next doors garden is where they are coming from.
I am quite friendly with that neighbour. She is a friend of a friend so I think I will mention this grass to her and warn her that it is not a good garden plant.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...