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phildigphildig Posts: 55
Hello and thank you for reading this message.
Please could the weed in the following two photos be identified? And what lawn treatment might get rid of this weed please? Thank you!


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,452
    Looks like ragwort.
    Tried gently digging it out.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • phildigphildig Posts: 55
    Thank you. Is there a solution which may be the most longer lasting? 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,124
    You can spot weed it with a suitable weed killer if you don't want to dig it out, but it's quite easy to uproot. Alternatively, just keep mowing it, and don't let it seed. 

    Don't forget that if it's seeded in there from a nearby field or similar [it's usual habitat] - it'll likely do it again.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,858
    Digging out is permanent if you get all the root, but if they are growing nearby and being allowed to set seed, you'll always get more. The same applies if you use weedkiller on them.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Posts: 234
    I find they are fairly easy to remove with a daisy grubber.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,722
    Ragwort is very poisonous to horses. Of course people don't eat it but it can cause irritation to skin so best to wear gloves when digging it up.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • phildigphildig Posts: 55
    Thank you for the replies!
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