nightmare-weeds

Hi everyone, i'm new to this!  We moved in to our home aprox 2 years.  We deliberately never touched the garden for 12 months so we could see what was dead and alive.  To cut a long story short, we have many weeds, but there are 2 types in particular that are litterally taking over the entire back garden.  We really are struggling now!  One has a potent sweet smell with a small pink flower and the other eventually grows a long stalk and buds a beautiful orange flower.  After the flower dies, it turns to one of those weeds where the particles blow off in the wind, and then they grow wherever they land/seed.  They are even growing out of the lawn now.  Here are some pics of them.  Can anyone tell me what these devils are and how to get rid of them?  I worry about the strong week killers as we have a cat.

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thank you carol
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    They pics don't seem to have madeit Carol but I bet I can ID the orange one

    http://www.first-nature.com/flowers/hieracium_aurantiacum.php

  • Oh no, yes it is that one nutcutlet.  I just read the link you sent me.... image  How do you get rid of it?  Hres a pic of the other problemweed we have.  Its easy to pull out, but the smell is real strange!  Any ideas?

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  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

     

    The first sounds like Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum), "fragrant" foliage and spreads madly

  • Petere17, you are correct.  I just looked it up and it looks just like that.  Any ideas on how to get rid altogether?  I'm pulling this stuff out everyday!

    thanks

    carol

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    If you do not want to keep pulling this out,try Glyphosate .If you are puuling it out don,t put it on the compost heap. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,709

    Herb Robert - pull it out before it flowers - there will still be some seeds in the soil which will grow, but if you keep pulling it out when you see it, by the second year there will not be much left - I know, we've been here two years, when we came here it was all along the side of the house - there's hardly any left now image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Make sure you are wearing gloves,the smell is appalling.

    Be aware if it seeds the seeds are ejected for some distance.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,709

    I'm odd - I  quite like the smell image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Hi gillyl, try the glyphosate on the herb robert or the other?  its the fox and cubs we have the real issue with image thanks

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