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Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

I bought a tonne of topsoil in March.  There was a little left over and it is covered in this..

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  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Sorry wouldn't let me edit image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293

    I think that's Coltsfoot ........ were there yellow flowers earlier in the spring before the leaves appeared?

    http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/C/Coltsfoot/Coltsfoot.htm 

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  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Hi Dove, no there were no flowers, I bought in a tonne of topsoil in March, there was not much roots or stones in it, the guy who delivered it said it was virgin soil, these leaves started growing about a month or so ago, I originally thought it was an ivy, but as you can see the leaves are getting quite big.  I read the link you kindly posted, it says if it's coltsfoot, there should have been yellow flowers before the leaves appeared, but this was not the case.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293

    Not sure what your supplier means by the term 'virgin topsoil' ... does it mean nothing's ever been grown in it before?  Sounds a bit odd image

    I've always bought  'sieved topsoil' which has been sieved to ensure no large stones or perennial roots.

    It does look like Coltsfoot before ... maybe it flowered before you got the soil .......... it is one of the first flowers of spring.  

    Where have you used the rest of the soil?

    I'd be having a word with the supplier ...  I wouldn't be at all happy with that image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    I bought from a 'reputable'? garden landscaper.  Unfortunately I have used the bulk of it on a large patch of ground where I had hoped to grow a creeping thyme lawn.  In saying that it has been heavily mulched with newspaper and bark, and there is very little of it breaking through.  I feel I will have to use weedkiller, which I have never used, in order to get rid of the stuff.  Unfortunately gardening is not very popular here, I'm only living in my house 4 years and my neighbours continually compliment me and ask to come in and see my garden!!  I would like to say it's because I'm a gardening expert, but I'm not, I do seem to have a bit of a green thumb when it comes to outdoor plants, I have always planted annuals from seed, but this year I am attempting perennials also.  

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293

    I'm sorry, I'd be telling them to come and take it back and refund my money.  

    I'd be furious ... the rhizomes must've been there when they supplied the soil.  

    https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/weeds/coltsfoot 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Thank you for the info Dove...........doesn't sound at all good.  Would you think a weedkiller would work?

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