Ground-elder

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threebikesmcginty said:
What does it want and why won't it go away? :smile:
you are doomed :ohmy:

T
 

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threebikesmcginty said:
What does it want and why won't it go away? :ohmy:
My Mum, who is almost as tenacious as ground elder, spent years getting rid of it from the bottom of the garden. Every last little bit.... Armed only with a trowel and occasional bad language.

I'd say, forget it, make it a feature...:smile:
 
Move house. It's the only way.

(we are spared the evil here, but when I was a kid my parents' garden was infested with the stuff..)
 

accountantpete

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Seriously,if you spray with a systemic weedkiller then it will take 3 years to get rid of it - but it will die away if you persevere.
 

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longers said:
yes it does ... the leaves are a lovely shade of green too ...
unfortunately that's just to fool you :smile:
can't decide whether it's worse than couch grass and creeping buttercup!

We have all at the allotment, and horsetail too - slowly getting it under control - the ground elder is relatively new, has started to creep in under the cover of a neighbour's prickly hedge xx(xx(:angry: (which is now thankfully no longer there)

T
 
I spent 16 happy years at my last house in the UK. Happy, apart from the years I spent waging war on the dreaded Japanese Knotweed. It was unresponsive to my natural methods of removal: uprooting; digging and uprooting the suckers; burning the stuff. I gave up in the end and settled for a morning's strenuous scything at the bottom of the garden a couple of times a year. Good luck repelling the invasion 3BM, you might be in for a long battle!
 

Globalti

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Get a goat. She will eat it but she will need supplements and proper grass or all her hair will drop out.

Guess how I know?
 
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