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Help me identify these plants/weeds

newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,825


South West London

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    1) looks like ragwort and the other pics look like a sea of sow-thistle.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819
    1) looks like ragwort and the other pics look like a sea of sow-thistle.
    I agree 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,825
    Thank you. What would be best way to remove these?
    South West London
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819
    Dig them up. Use a fork. 
    The sowthistles are producing seeds, so before digging them out I’d cut the tops off and bag and bin them ASAP to allow as few seeds to drop or float about. 

    “One year’s seeds are seven years’ weeds.’ Old Garden Saying. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,825
    Thanks. Do they comeback from any root left? Will roundup work on it?
    South West London
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819
    Roundup will kill them if applied properly but it won’t kill the seeds. The plants will die the seeds will fall ... next spring they’ll germinate ... hundreds and thousands of them. 

    If you dig most of the root out it should be fine  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,825
    Thank you
    South West London
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