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sam bevingtonsam bevington Posts: 130

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This plant (we call it The Thing!) is springing up as fast as I can pull it out!  What is it please?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,479

    Hi there. Its alkanet - and a real thug! even the tiniest piece of root left behind will grow again

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,082

    Best way to deal with it is give it a blast of glyphosphate (roundup etc)
    Then give it another blast 7-10 days later.
    Then wait until the whole thing is dead - about 4 weeks, then you can pick up the remains and put in the rubbish.
    Don't be tempted to pull it up sooner, often people wait until the plant just wilts then pull it up - it'll just re-grow, let the glyphosphate do its stuff.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • sam bevingtonsam bevington Posts: 130

    Thank you both

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