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Hi all....this is my 1st ever post so go easy on me haha...

Can anyone tell me what thus is is our 1st summer in out new house and thus stuff is coming up in all borders...



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,697

    Ground elder

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    Hello redbob 1969 and welcome to the Forum. Unfortunately this is the dreaded ground elder. An invasive and hard to eradicate weed. You need to use a strong weedkiller with Glyphosate in it and don't plant any treasured plants in your borders until you are sure it has all gone. It spreads by underground rhizomes and even a little bit broken off will re-grow. It can even creep in from neighbouring gardens. Patience is needed to deal with it as it can be done. So sorry I couldn't give you any better news! image

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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    if the neighbours have it too you will need to put in some sort of barrier below ground to stop it coming back through from neighbours once you have eradicated it from your side, i once dug it all out of my mums garden but because i didn't know then to put in a barrier, it is now back in her garden again everywhere !

  • Ah right well bad news then but good news that I know what it is and that I can deal with it....thanks for your help everyone image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    Love your name change too!

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