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By Dido

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Aghhh does anyone else suffer with the dreaded "Sticky Willie" weed I think I've collected half a ton of the stuff over the bank holiday, and I still haven't shifted it all, each day is a personal battle between me and it...I thought I had ereadicated it last year hoping that if no seeds last year no weed this year.. but its back with a vengeance. IS THERE NO HOPE !!!




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Well, you know what they say - one weed flowering means seven years of germination! Persistence and determination, I'm afraid.

1 Jun, 2010

 

Stick Willy (calium aparine) Just keep pulling it

1 Jun, 2010

 

Six more years Bamboo? No light at the end of the tunnel then...Let battle commence lol

1 Jun, 2010

 

They say you notice a lessening after 4 years - don't know how old you are, but 4 years to me would feel like about 18 months now I'm getting on...

1 Jun, 2010

 

The way I feel today 2 months! Which is a good thing in one way... ok Bamboo my cup is half full, lets be positive. I'm 50!

1 Jun, 2010

 

Keep heaving it out every time you see a piece Dido - I get this, as well, and it's gfradually decreasing. Horrible stuff - funnily enough, my labrador likes eating it! He won't do the weeding for me, unfortunately. :-((((

1 Jun, 2010

 

Oh isn't that strange my Jack Russel eats it too, but only when I pull it up
she's also partial to the zebra grass, I wonder what it is that they find they need in it...

1 Jun, 2010

 

No idea - Henry eats grass too - he isn't fussy about 'wild' grass or 'ornamental' grass, so some of my pretty grasses get chewed!!! LOL.

Welcome to GoY by the way. :-)

1 Jun, 2010

 

Thank you Spritzhenry, I did join June last year, I suddenly lost a much loved tree that Bamboo provided an explanation for.....I think most of last year was spent removing and replanting the site of that old tree, a time consuming project, that left little time for GoY but ejoying all of your company this year!

1 Jun, 2010

 

Also known as Cleavers and Goosegrass. Sorry but if it is in the neighbourhood, you got it for life. It is , after Cow parsley, the most frequent weed on our hedgerow. So every time a cat goes out through the hedge, it picks up a seed and back it comes into the garden. You want fun? Try persuading a recalcitrant cat to sit still while you pick of a few hundred Cleavers seeds. A recipe for pain!
At least you can be easy as far as the animals eating it, it is actually ediblel and was used at one time as a vegetable, in the same way as nettles.

1 Jun, 2010

 

You've have just inspired an idea owdboggy, if your cat collects the sticky buds, maybe I could just walk through the seeding weed with very long socks!!
Would save my back... lol

1 Jun, 2010

 

I thought it was stinking willie, ive got it too. bought it in the pound shop a couple of years ago I'll learn!!!! now its in my veg beds!! groan

1 Jun, 2010

 

Galium aparine also called sticky annie here too.
Keep at it, I have little of it now. secret is to get it out before it seeds every where. I get the kids to have a go as they like throwing it at every one.

Stinking willie is another plant Great. One of the ragworts or Senicio.

1 Jun, 2010

 

Sorry Dido - I passed my cursor over your name and saw 'June 1st' and not '2009'...maybe I can rephrase the welcome to 'Welcome back and Happy Anniversary'. lol.

1 Jun, 2010

 

Try getting the seeds out of your socks Dido. Actually one of the funniest things I have ever seen was our old cat, sitting in front of the fire removing the seeds from his coat. He sort of chewed them off, then spit (and I mean SPIT) the seeds out. We laughed until we realised the seeds were now stuck to the rug!.
Cannot find a reference to any plant called Stinking Annie, but Stinking Willie is Senecio jacobaea Tansy ragwort.

1 Jun, 2010

 

you are a wise old owl arent you Owlboggy thank god we've all got you x

1 Jun, 2010

 

it was sticky annie owdboggy not stinking :o))

1 Jun, 2010

 

lol

1 Jun, 2010

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