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hologramgarden

Market gardener. Studied at Kingston maurwood, mostly self taught though.

Equisetum arvense

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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hologramgarden

Oh god. Kill me.

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flof1952

Oh cripes Elliott 🔫😲

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brighton

I hate this crappy weed, it springs up everywhere in my garden @hologramgarden

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sieveheadsarah

OH NO!! 😡😡

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jendren

Chin up Elliott. Come on -you can do it. It’s only a pernicious invasive ugly weed 😱😱😱😱

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hologramgarden

@jendren that survived the last ice age and is now in half the beds in a 30m x 7.5m polytunnel that I just started working in haha! I'll kill it eventually though, will just take years of digging, not using chemicals though!

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jendren

I managed to get rid of ground elder with non stop digging out every time I saw it. The bad news - Took about ten years 😬

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anne8691

I have this in my front garden 😔 I just kept hoeing it as recommended but is taking too long so going to put membrane and bark down. Apparently it doesn't like cultivated areas so the more you hoe and the more plants you have the less likely it will survive.

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hologramgarden

@anne8691 definitely true it doesn't like cultivated areas, it was barely in one of the beds that had strawberries in, then the next one was full, then barely in the garlic bed etc. Be wary of membrane and bark route, it can come up even through tarmac, and where we have membrane it's just burst through it, only membrane it hasn't got through is 2 layers of the real heavy duty stuff, so if you're doing it I'd do 2-3 layers before woodchip

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anne8691

It's something I would rather not resort to but as I'm no longer able to keep at it, I'm hoping it will make it easier to spot as it emerges. Thanks for the tip 👍

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