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hayleygolderhayleygolder Milton KeynesPosts: 2
Good Afternoon 👩🏼‍🌾 can any of you help me identify this weed please?  I’ve recently moved to a new property and have noticed shoots that keep coming up in my lawn.  I started digging them out and the roots are huge!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,229
    Hi @hayleygolder and welcome 😊 

    Those look like suckers from some tree roots ... any trees nearby?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • hayleygolderhayleygolder Milton KeynesPosts: 2
    Hi @Dovefromabove and thank you ☺️.  There was a small tree when I moved in.  Someone thought it may have been a plumb tree.  We removed it.  These are in the same area as that tree but also a good few metres away too.  Can trees spread that far? 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,553
    Hi @Dovefromabove and thank you ☺️.  There was a small tree when I moved in.  Someone thought it may have been a plumb tree.  We removed it.  These are in the same area as that tree but also a good few metres away too.  Can trees spread that far? 
    yes they can and that's what they are :) 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,229
    Oh yes the roots spread quite a way  ... and if the tree has been cut down the roots will be trying to survive by triggering the growth of new trees. Prunus (which includes plums) are particularly prone to doing this. 

    The good news is that if you keep mowing the lawn regularly they’ll eventually give up. 

    😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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