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ZanteZante Posts: 3
Hi all - newbie member and very novice gardener so would love some help identifying the attached :) Suspecting will be weeds.

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  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    Yup - top one is sticky weed and bottom is bindweed
  • didywdidyw Posts: 3,528
    Sticky weed, also called cleavers.  It comes up quite easily. Bindweed on the other hand... Dig down to get as much of the root as you can.
    Gardening in East Suffolk on dry sandy soil.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864
    didyw said:
    ... Bindweed on the other hand... Dig down to get as much of the root as you can.
    And its roots are brittle and snap easily ... be careful when you dig it out ... every piece left behind will grow into a new plant ...

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





  • ZanteZante Posts: 3
    Thanks all - I feared it was bindweed.  Unfortunately it is proving tricky to dig out in some parts of the bed as there are neighboring plants etc.  From what I have read it seems I just need to keep severing it at ground level when it appears
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864
    Or you can paint the leaves with a glyphosate weedkiller such as RoundUp and then leave it to die ... when the leaves are brown the roots are dead. 

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





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