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Autum /winter weeds

What should I be doing about the multi very small weeds in my borders at this time of year please. Dig them in ?.hoe ? laborously pick them up by hand ? or not bother about them until spring?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    You don't want them seeding. If they're annual weeds they seed quickly even in winter. a good mulch would sort them out

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,702

    I use a hoe with a short handle and a head like in this photo. I kneel on a pad and hoe them and scoop them into my plastic trug. It's always risky leaving weeds. They may be established by spring. I hoe on my knees because I'm so cack handed and clumsy doing it standing up!



    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • I hoe whenever I see them through the winter - in the spring you'll be busy and they'll sneak up on you and become established before you know it, so it's best to keep them at bay while you can image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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