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What weed is this it's a pain, can it be eradicated 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,137
    Oxalis  - I've got plenty of it too.
    I dig it out sometimes but it's everywhere, so a losing battle.
    Try to get to like it :)

    Billericay - Essex

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  • BiljeBilje Posts: 771
    I think it’s called Oxalis, not sure exactly which one. I haven’t been “infested”  by it so can’t advise how to eradicate it. I’m sure someone with the appropriate knowledge will help. 
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,583
    Looks like this stuff. Small, cute, and shoots out seeds at an alarming rate. Just keep pulling it out before it sets seed.

  • @pclark42 the only way to get rid of it is by using weedkiller unfortunately.  Digging it out is difficult as the roots are deep and if you leave even a tiny bit of root behind it regrows.  It spreads by both seed and runners.  The best time to spray with weedkiller is in spring with another treatment later in the year if needed.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,015
    I just live with it. Pull it out where I see it and know it will be back.. Like Spanish bluebells, pull ,forget, repeat.....
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    You don't need weedkiller. Just pull it out when you see it.
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