Weeds – a never ending story!

Weeds – a never ending Story!

 

 

The most important rule with weeds in the garden is: Don’t let them set seed!

 

Weeds are super fast growers and produce copious amount of seeds, if you want ‘weed free’ you need to go outside and get removing or they will quickly take over. There are two types of weed, annuals and perennials. With annual weeds, control is easy as long as you remove before the seeds are ready to spread. Perennial weeds need digging out – snapping the top off the plant will make no difference – you need to dig the roots out.

 

Perennial Weeds

 

creeping buttercup

Buttercup

dandelion

Dandelion

couch grass roots

Couch Grass

docks

Dock

stinging nettle

Nettles

plantains

Plantains

bindweed

Bindweed

japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual weeds

 

common groundsel

Groundsel

cleavers

Cleavers

Chickweed

Chickweed

dead nettle

Dead Nettle

Bittercress

Bittercress

ivy speedwell

Ivy speedwell

 

Fat Hen

Fat Hen

Willowherb

 

knotgrass

Knotgrass