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This weed is everywhere!

Hi. The double leaf red stem weed has sprung up everywhere in my garden. In gravel, in veg beds, everywhere! It’s easy to pull, but it seems to be unstoppable. It looks a bit like an early beetroot seedling.Does anyone know what it is? And if it’s a serious problem? The one in the photo is approx 2.5 inches. Thanks


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572
    looks like sycamore or ash  seedlings.
    Pull them out / hoe them at this stage and the problem is gone
  • DellabDellab Posts: 5
    Wow. That was quick! Thank you for your speedy response. That’s really helpful. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,996
    I'd agree. They're in everything here just now  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Posts: 2,776
    Ive had masses in my garden,but never had them before?
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    We have 1 large mature sycamore tree at the front of our house, it's a good 150mt to the back of the garden and have them everywhere could fill a compost bin 🤣🤣
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,541
    Snowstorm of sycamore seeds here. Same every year. Hoe them mown them,repeat next year
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DellabDellab Posts: 5
    Thanks everyone. It’s strangely comforting to know we’re all having the same problem. I’ll grab the hoe and get cracking!
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