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ID a small waxy weed please?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: ID a small waxy weed please? Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm not a gardener yet (just bought my own with a house attached a few years ago) but am keen to know what should and shouldn't be in it. This weed (Picture 1) is creeping along patio block lines and has created a blanket (which lifts off quite easily) in a couple of pots. It has a rubbery/waxy feel. I noticed it last summer only. Could anyone ID it please, and, importantly, how to treat it? I've asked a few experienced gardeners to no avail yet. I tried Roundup but it didn't have much effect -- the weed diminished slightly but is still spreading.
Picture 2 is of a small green 'umbrella' weed -- I'm curious to what it is and again how to treat it.
Many thanks,
Ollie.



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liverwort. (Both.)

Best way to get rid of it is with a flame thrower (€17.00 in Aldi for example) or just dig it up.

http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/more/moss.html

http://www.google.ie/search?q=liverwort&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=sw_aT6PRKMaGhQeDmfjYAw&ved=0CF4QsAQ&biw=1009&bih=549

It prefers damp.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree. I second the motion.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thank you both. That's brilliant. Time to get out the knife and start scraping. Hopefully there's something that can be sprayed on aswell (vinegar maybe, or a patio cleaning/moss removing product perhaps). At least I know what it is and can go from there.
Thanks again.
Ollie.
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