Terrible Weeds Facing Sea

by Dr.R.L.Symonds
(Broadstairs, Kent)


We are in Broadstairs, North Foreland, facing the sea, on a thin chalk soil.

The weed spreads everywhere and seems impossible to eradicate by digging.

It resembles wild garlic (Jack-by-the-hedge), with multiple small white flowers, but does not smell of garlic, though obviously an Allium. It multiplies by division of the bulb, forming bulblets only a few millimetres diameter, growing up to a centimetre diameter. Picture attached shows a fully grown one on A4 paper.

Any ideas on eradication?

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by: Anonymous

November is the best time to treat with herbicides.
A second application in late winter or in very early spring just before the plant starts to produce more bulbs in March. If applying with other shrubs near by it is wise to shield them from the weedkiller. Use a small paint brush or a rtu weedkiller to direct the spray onto the weed directly. Do not put the bulbs into the compost. Glyphoste based weedkiller by Bayer or Scotts cam be used.

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