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Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058

I have lots of garden areas not tackled yet.  Jack by the hedge is rampant, i think this is its 2nd year growing tall and about to flower.  I assume i need to do something quick  to stop it seeding?

I dont think digging/pulling it all is an option, so could cut the tops/ strim them, or weedkill them, what would work best?  I am thinking strimming, as i think weedkilling before you are ready to tackle an area can be counter productive in that more weeds will appear, you have to do it again etc. 


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,704

    I would just strim the tops off, will prevent further seeding.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,828

    Me too - strimming will do the job image

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

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058

    Ill give that a go, thank you. 

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058

     After cutting can this go on the compost or no? It was nearly in flower when cut, so no  seeds yet. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,104

    Yes, if there are no seeds on it. I find it actually pulls up quite easily.

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058

    Smaller ones are easy to pull, but not when they get quite big. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,104

    My soil must be fairly loose then, I find even the bigger ones come out easily. Still a nuisance though.

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