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By Nanjo

WITNEY, United Kingdom Gb

Hi everyone, can anyone shed any light on these that are in my friends' garden ? She says they are weeds ,bindweed she said but I disagreed as nothing like the bindweed I know. They take over her rockery every year and don't flower, I don't know if they die down. They have been dug out before but come back again.

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Looks like Ground Elder to me, and it is a B to get rid of, best to use a weed killer that is like a large lipstick, paint it on the leaves, thats how I ended up getting rid of mine and I had loads of it, it is an long chore but worth it in the end.
Good Luck :o))

24 Apr, 2014


Thanks Ladyessex, I did wonder if it might be but wasn't sure. I will let my friend know.

24 Apr, 2014


I would wait until the bluebells have died back then spray it with roundup. It would take forever and a day to treat each leaf individually.

25 Apr, 2014


I had ground elder in a border when we first moved in to the house. I double dug and sifted the soil to remove the underground rhizomes. In another area I sprayed with roundup especially late autumn when the plant sends nutrients [+ the weedkiller] down into the rhizome ready for winter. This tends to be the most effect way of killing it.

25 Apr, 2014


Thanks for your suggestions, I will pass on your ideas to my friend.

30 Apr, 2014

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