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We had several large clumps of sedge in the garden that were here when we moved in. Last year I dug up most of them ad I'm not a fan. This year, I've got loads of it growing EVERYWHERE! Have I angered the sedge Gods in some way or is it just a coincidence?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142
    No coincidence, It seeds like mad

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 4,203
    @AngieSmash Think you mean Carex pendula if so it can set a lot of seed. It has become a big problem near rivers and streams. It is lovely in flower but there are many more sedges and grasses that you can grow that don't seed.I would clear as many as you can whilst they are small.

    A good gardener's eye sees more to be improved. Robin Lane Fox
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005
    I'd agree-  if it's pendula, it's a thug. If you can keep taking the seedheads off before they get a chance to seed around, it'll help, but it's a thankless task.
    The other cultivated sedges are much better behaved. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,877
    Somebody’s managed to turn it to their advantage.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    pansyface said:
    Somebody’s managed to turn it to their advantage.

    I wouldn't risk it where it might root!
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058
    I don’t think you have to dig them up Angie. I decided to reduce the number of mine (although I do like it), and you can strim or cut it at the base. It did try to grow back but was easily defeated. 
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