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To weed or not to weed

LatimerLatimer Posts: 1,059
Hello everyone!

So i have this little sloping triangular corner at the bottom of the garden that i really have no idea what to do with yet so it's currently just a little dumping ground.





As you can see it's currently overgrowing with weeds but that actually adds a welcome but of green to the garden that mine currently lacks! 😀

Is there anything there that you'd immediately worry about, that could spread beyond that little corner quite quickly?

Thanks all!
I’ve no idea what I’m doing. 
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,408
    Most things will spread by seed, and the bindweed by underground roots.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LatimerLatimer Posts: 1,059
    @JennyJ i suppose my question was are there any glaring obviously super invasive ones in the photos i posted that i should worry about?
    I’ve no idea what I’m doing. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,720
    Bindweed as @JennyJ indicated. 
    Can't see any of them well enough - the cleavers [sticky willy] are easy to pull out  [the stuff on the right] 
    Looks like dandelions on the left - the stuff sticking up, near the slabs.
    Some forget me nots I think too.They're ok if you like them.
    I'd get all of that out if it was mine.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LatimerLatimer Posts: 1,059
    Cheers @Fairygirl! Guess I'm going weeding!
    I’ve no idea what I’m doing. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    It's a small space. I'd just clear out the lot.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,720
    I can't see what the white ones is though. Pic isn't clear enough.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • sajasaja Posts: 5
    None of these look invasive from what I can see, although dandelions are quite difficult to remove as they have a long tap root.  The tall ones at the back look like Jack by the Hedge which orange tip butterflies lay their eggs on.  If you do decide to weed, cover the area with a few inches of mulch afterwards as the soil disturbance will expose new weed seeds to the light and you will be weeding all year!
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,408
    My point was that you can get an awful lot of seedlings from a few weeds. I don't consider things that are easy to pull up to be particularly invasive, because they can be kept under control by regular weeding, little and often, but some people do.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LatimerLatimer Posts: 1,059
    Thanks everyone!
    I’ve no idea what I’m doing. 
  • LatimerLatimer Posts: 1,059
    Update: it's cleared! 



    I’ve no idea what I’m doing. 
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