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Could this be Goat Willow?

ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,489
There are at least four of these plants in a rather damp area of the lawn. I’ve cut them down to the ground several times and they have sprung back every year, one is over 5 foot tall. I was hoping they might flower or do something interesting but just leaves and vigorous growth. I’m beginning to think these are weeds that ought to go?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,570
    YUP. 
    Devon.
  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,489
    Rats! Looks like I’ll have to dig out the roots to get rid of them?
    Thanks for the swift reply. Might head out with the mattock before it gets dark!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,570
    young plants shouldn't have too much in the way of roots
    Devon.
  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,489
    Thanks, I hope so. Thank goodness the green waste collection has restarted.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    It often is😕
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,863
    I get these everywhere, you can’t get them out easily root will go down as tall as the tree above ground. 
    The only things I put Glyphosate on. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    If a sneaky one gets too big, i keep trimming off the shoots until it gives up
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,863
    Ah, right, I’ll try that then B.   They seem to be no where and the next day they’re 6” tall with a 6” tap root, and on it goes each day.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    I just snip as I pass by.  Killed a rambling rector the same way
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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