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anyone know what this is, it flowers like grass .

pok3st3rpok3st3r Posts: 10

Hi I keep getting these clumps of grass appearing everywhere. i keep digging them up but they just reappear in huge clumps, I work away so when I return they are huge.

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  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 175

    Looks like sedge 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,856

    Carex pendula?

    Devon.
  • pok3st3rpok3st3r Posts: 10

    Thank you so much! thats what it is Makes sense as my soil is damp!! now I can search and read about it try to find a solution to getting rid of it. I have the small ones in every nook and cranny even along the side of the house and in cracks between the patio! if I don't get them early they end up huge bushes within weeks!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,856

    they seed everywhere. I have them here.

    If you want to keep one, just don't let it set seed. As soon as the flowers start to pass, cut them off. I find if you pull them up when they're around 6" 15cm tall, they come out roots and all, but don't leave them to get much bigger if you want them out.

    Devon.
  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 175

    You'll have to get digging pok3st3r, sorry I only used the common name and not Carex pendula but I think myself and Hostafan are close with the I.d .......if you can't dig out the grass you'll have to spray with chemicaLes. 

  • pok3st3rpok3st3r Posts: 10

    I know I think I have tracked it down to a neighbours overgrown garden. i may try burning it and offering to do his as well....Thank you for the replies I feel happier now I know what it is.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,856

    Happy to be of help.image

    Devon.
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