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Hi all

Firstly apologies, this might seem slightly basic but we are newby gardeners!

We have a problem with low growing weeds, they look like cress type stuff see attached.

They are appearing on our raised beds thing is if I dig them up I'm sure I'lll just spread them around so they'll reseed, bbut they spoil the look of our garden I even tried painting weedkiller onto the leaves rather than spraying image(as they are too close to our bedding plants)

Any ideas how to a) get rid, and b) stop them coming back. Are they caused by overwatering the beds?

 Thanks in advance


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Hi Mark,

    Those look mainly like Forget-me-not seedlings.  Did you have this growing in the general area in the Spring?:



    While they can be classed as a weed, I find them useful groundcover over winter and they produce a beautiful carpet of sky-blue in the spring through which my bulbs emerge.

    However, if you don't want them then you can keep hoeing them off.  Hoeing might be difficult on such a stony soil so one alternative is to lay down some bark chippings (at least 2 inches deep or it isn't worth doing) which will stop the seeds germinating.



    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    The world is full of low growing weeds, Mark. Most of us just get down on our hands and knees and pull them out. The best way to think of this is that it is so good when you stop!

  • Marksw76Marksw76 Posts: 18

    Hi chaps

    Ah yes forget me knots, I think you're rightimageThe damn things grew everywhere and we lost control of em! Sounds like it could be a bit of graft for the rest of the summer and then maybe leave for winter.

    I think the bedding plants will have dropped off by then I guess

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,773

    Get yourself a Dutch hoe and just tickle it through the soil as demonstrated here Afraid you have to wait a bit before it gets to the hoeing bit.

    Please don't worry about asking basic questions - we all had to start somewhere image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 968

    If you don't have weeds in your garden its not very good soil, be pleased the weeds are appearing.

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