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?

Comments for Terrible Weeds Facing Sea

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 28, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
onion
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Gardeners Questions, Answers & Tips.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

10% Offer Excludes all fuel (Gas, logs etc) and existing items on offer.

Recent Articles

  1. Garden Bargains and Special Offers Anlex Garden Centre

    Oct 18, 21 04:40 AM

    Check out our garden bargains and special offers available at the Anlex Garden Centre, servicing Watford, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. We can also provide a friendly garden delivery service

    Read More

  2. New Plants At The Anlex Garden Centre

    Oct 18, 21 04:15 AM

    See a range of new plants at the Anlex Garden center. Browse our selection and ask us a question regarding our garden plant range

    Read More

  3. John Innes Compost - Garden Centre Watford, Hertfordshire

    Aug 27, 21 06:35 AM

    Discover John Innes compost at Anlex garden centre. Which compost is best for your garden plants - John Innes potting compost No 1, No2 or No3 find out more

    Read More

XML RSSSubscribe to New Updates
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!