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Please identify this weed for me


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  • Horsetail. 

    The most effective weedkiller for Horsetail that I have found is Weedol - the type for use on lawns, not the one for use in borders which is a very different formulation.

  • john.vinejohn.vine Posts: 3

    Thanks Alan,

    I have tried both Weedol Rootkill Plus and Weedol Pathclear, neither of which had any success.

    Which product do you suggest please?



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    You have to trample the stems to break the coating and then use glyphosate. Marestail has roots that go down miles. Good luck.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Or a company called Progreen do a product called Kurtail which I have used quite successfully. It depends on how bad it is John. The Kurtail is quite expensive if you only have a little bit.

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    We have a problem with it here too and I do the same as Muddle-Up now and just keep pulling the growth off.  It must weaken the roots to some degree as we've not got a complete forest of itimage.  Good luck.

  • BenDoverBenDover Posts: 480

    Had this in my previous garden.  I just persisted in pulling it up and after 4/5 seasons it becomes very weak and just eventually loses the will to live and dies.  No chemicals used.

  • john.vinejohn.vine Posts: 3

    I have hundreds of them, all coming through a slate covering.

    Sounds as though I will have to batter them and spray.

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