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Persistent Weed

Can anyone please advise me on the best way to deal with this small but very persistent weed that covers my garden and patio. I am always having to pull it up but it just multiplies. It is small leaved like clover with tiny yellow flowers. It seems to have lots of tiny roots that are hard to pull out and I am trying not to use chemicals but will if I have to. 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,045

    it's a nightmare Ann. I have it too.

  • Rinus KRinus K Posts: 67

    Hi Ann,  You can try it with vinegar. It's helps to destroy most weed and it's not chemical.

    But cautious with bricks and tiles as it might corrode the colour a bit

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    I thought we had answered this one for you, Ann, a couple of days ago. Tried Vinegar, it did not work! Tried salt too, that only killed the top growth, it came back afterwards.

  • Sometimes the only answer is, perhaps, MOVE.  That should...learn them!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,753

    It's one of the few things I use glyphosate on - a few squirts early in the season when it appears in the veg patch - it's keeping it under control.

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

  • Hi, Yes you are right it does seem to have reposted itself, but thank you for all your comments anyway all of which are useful. 

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