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Invasive grassgrass

Excuse the weeds. I appear to have a invasive grass appearing in some of my plot and most pots. It's thick and spiky and massive roots advise please?.

It's took over a pot i have peonies in.

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  • iceice Posts: 327

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  • iceice Posts: 327

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    is it the one that's red at the base? I think that could be soft rush, Juncus effusis.

    There are two different grassy things there, that and a true grass that I can't name.

  • iceice Posts: 327

    Yes the rush, couldn't think of that or sedge when typing. Thanks for identifying. Presume it's a weed? Any ideas why it's appearing in my pots?

    The roots seem really invasive

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I don't know where they come from but they often appear in pots, maybe it's the extra watering, more than soil gets, they like it wetter.

    I suspect they may be in compost but no proof of that. There were none in this garden til they appeared in pots

  • iceice Posts: 327

    Any ideas how to get rid? Tried pulling but it's worked its way round roots of other things id like to keep

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    If you can't extract if there's only dig everything up and replant the real pot plant

    If you can get all the top off below soil level that should it. It's not like twitch grass, it doesn't put out long runners through your plant

    Last edited: 27 March 2017 18:49:06

  • iceice Posts: 327

    Thanks nut. I'll tackle all pots tomorrow :)

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