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Identifying Weeds: Couch grass (twitch) – (Elytrigia repens)

Couch grass (twitch) (Elytrigia repens) Height x spread: 30-75 x 30-60cm (1 – 1-1/2 x 1-2ft). Leaves: Dull green, slender blades forming large tufts. Flowers: Upright buff-green spikes, summer to autumn. Other features: Rhizomes spread vigorously; these often break during … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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Identifying Weeds: Cleavers (goosegrass) (Galium aparine)

Cleavers (goosegrass) (Galium aparine) Height x spread: 15-120 x 15-120cm (6-48 x 6-48 in). Leaves: Soft green, narrow, ‘sticky’, 1-5cm (½-2 in) long. Flowers: Insignificant. Other features: Scrambling habit; can smother others, clinging by hooks on stems and leaves. Fruits … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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Identifying Weeds: Annual sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

Annual sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) Height x spread: 20-150 x 10-20cm (8-60 x 4-8in). Leaves: Dull blue-green, variable in shape with lobed and serrated edges. Flowers: Pale yellow, somewhat dandelion-like, 2-2.5cm (¾-1 in) across in small clusters, summer. Other features: Seed … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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Identifying Garden Weeds: Know Your Weeds

Learn to recognise some of the more persistent and troublesome weeds in the garden and you’re half-way to eradicating them. A weed is simply any plant growing where it’s not wanted. Native wild flowers and grasses are generally regarded as … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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