Creeping thistle Cirsium arvense
The four best methods of control are:
Couch Elymus repens
The two best methods to control are:
Bindweed Calystegia sepium
The three best methods of control are: - Removal by hand - Hoeing off young plants - Systemic or translocated weed killer
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum
Knotweed is currently the most invasive plant we have in the UK and as such, is treated extremely seriously. If you think you have it, please read the following information carefully.
Japanese Knotweed: Advice from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Removal by hand can be completed but the vegetative growth cannot be removed from the site without a licence.
Oxalis corniculata, Oxalis debilis and Oxalis latifolia
They spread by tiny bulb-lets and jumping seeds. There are three main types of Oxalis that cause trouble in the garden.
The two best ways to control:
Horsetail Equisetum Arvense
Unfortunately, there's a reason this prehistoric plant has survived; Almost impossible to control by hand weeding, as the roots and stems can reproduce from the smallest particles.
Using Systemic or translocated weed killer will require several applications.
Ground Elder Aegopodium podagraria
Five best methods of control are:
Enchanter's Nightshade Circaea lutetiana
Three best control methods:
Creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens
Seven best methods to control:
Nettles Urtica dioica
Four best methods to control:
Himalayan balsam Impatiens glandulifera
A single Himalayan balsam can produce hundreds of seeds, which are shot several metres through the air when the seedpods ripen.
Best control method:
There are Himalayan balsam bashing parties that happen across the country.
Hemlock Conium maculatum
Three best methods to control:
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