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AcuwellAcuwell Posts: 86

This grass has suddenly started sprouting up in various areas of my borders and I have no idea what it is (don't think it was there last year - our first year in this house).  Can anyone identify it please?  Also am a bit worried it's going to be invasive given it's appearance in more than one part of the garden (apologies for sideways picture - still can't work out how to rotate them!).  Thank you.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,406
    You have to reduce the size of the photo a bit.

    I think it is Carex Pendula. It can be a pest, especially in damp gardens. I've dug quite a bit out of my garden, I think the previous owner must have liked it.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,196
    Oh yes, horrible stuff. Don’t give it house room.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,999
    Agree, dig it out ASAP :) 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,074
    It is becoming a serious issue in streams and wild ponds
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,015
    Dreadful stuff, and what's more worrying is the fact that it can still be sold in GC etc  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 795
    Sedge, get it out or it'll take over. Big clumps are easy to lift though.
  • AcuwellAcuwell Posts: 86
    Thank you folks!  I nipped off the grass heads yesterday and am off out to dig them all out today before they get any bigger - will just have to watch out for any "babies" that might have already self-seeded.  So much to learn!  This Forum is great though and I really appreciate all your good advice and help.
  • AngelicantAngelicant CheshirePosts: 128
    They were selling this for £4 a pot in Asda last week☹️
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