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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: plant ID please Reply with quote

hi all. can any one let me know if this is a weed or not?

its the only one i can see around the garden so its not taking over which is why i wonder if its some sort of plant???



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooops should have said its actually growing within the boarder next to an african marigold...Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silver weed potentilla anserina, a beautiful plant with a nice yellow flower but very hard to get rid of.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent thanks michael. did a search for it and like it. glad now i didnt chop it up as a weed...Smile

thanks again.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I know silverweed is a lovely plant and I have read a lot of good things about it on the internet, but I can't find how to get rid of it,

Last year I planted my first garden ever and spent most of the year digging up the roots of the silverweed, this year it's still there growing strong, (better than the plants I want to be there).

I have fruit bushes growing on the plot and don't like the idea of chemicals but at this stage I'm getting desperate.

Can anyone help?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only way to get rid of that curse is to spray it with Touchdown or Roundup or other Glyphospate weedkiller.

As far as I know, Glyphospate weedkillers don't harm the soil; they just turn into starch.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fro the advise, i'm begining to think chemicals are my only option unless anyone can tell me different

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