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Can anyone identify this weed please?

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BestIsWest Wed 15-Jul-15 20:21:01

It's invading my front lawn. And any tips to get rid of it would be welcome.

zoemaguire Wed 15-Jul-15 20:22:09

Prunus suckers? Do you have a plum tree nearby?

SophiePendragon Wed 15-Jul-15 20:22:49

Oh they are little trees! smile

TheWintersmith Wed 15-Jul-15 20:25:55

Regular mowing will nobble them.

They can't tolerate that. More will spring up, but jut keep,mowing on at least a fortnightly basis.

InQuiteAPickle Wed 15-Jul-15 20:27:36

We get those, I'm not sure what they are though.

sleepwhenidie Wed 15-Jul-15 20:30:15

The red fleck stems loll like Japanese Knotweed which is a big problem if it is...it is illegal to dispose of cut knotweed because it is so invasive, compromises building infrastructure etc and spreads rapidly. There are specialist firms that can treat it (for an eye watering fee) and they will also identify it for you from photos for free. If you sell your house and there is knotweed identified then chances are buyers won't get a mortgage without certificates of treatment from aforementioned specialists...so I hope it isn't that!

sleepwhenidie Wed 15-Jul-15 20:35:01

These guys gave us a negative identification on some growths in our garden so you can trust them to do an ID for you

www.japaneseknotweed.co.uk

BestIsWest Wed 15-Jul-15 20:49:05

It's not Japanese knotweed, I'm familiar with that.

BestIsWest Wed 15-Jul-15 20:49:54

We have an ornamental cherry nearby, could it be that?

BestIsWest Wed 15-Jul-15 20:52:31

Yes, it looks like you're right Zoe. Thank you!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 15-Jul-15 20:52:40

My first thought was baby fruit trees too! The leaves do look a bit like my cherry.

zoemaguire Wed 15-Jul-15 20:59:08

Glad to be of assistancesmile We have dozens of the buggers in our garden. And we had a bit of Japanese knotweed too for good measuresmile Ironically, the suckers are proving much harder to eradicate than the knotweed!!!

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