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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Unwanted weed Reply with quote

Can someone help me with this weed. It is appearing in my new lawn. I fear there could have been hiddne bulbs underneath the gound before the lawn was set. The ground was doused with weedkiller 3 times before the lawn was set, but these are now coming up.

they have a bulb when picked.

Can someone identify it?

Also what is the best way to get rid of it?



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Monbretia
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you keep mowing the grass they'll eventually disappear.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.

So not a weed as I though but a wild flower. interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is Monbretia you've got it for life. Lovely orange flower.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about pulling them up and putting them somewhere where a bank of late summer orange flowers would suit you ? They certainly look lovely wherever they have naturalised on road verges ( much nicer than the ragwort that is appearing everywhere )
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help guys.

Now I know what it is will make it easier to deal with it. If it is Montbrentia then it will produce a nice flowers, which i have seen elsewhere. Might dig up some of them and put them on the bank across the road form my house as there is only scrub there anyway.

Have found this on how to get rid of it.

http://www.weedsbluemountains.org.au/weed_wiper_use.php

Mowing also seems to be the best way of getting rid of it in lawns, which is mostly my problem.

Other than that spraying directlywith a glyphosateweed killer, regualary whenever there are green shoots appearing will also kill.

I think the main theme I haev found is that it is a time consumign job of getting rid of it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Keeks... mowing sounds good...

http://www.weedsbluemountains.org.au/weed_wiper_use.php

OTT or what...!! A cocktail of chemicals for something you can dig up with a fork or mow!

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