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By Tom123

United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone please tell me the nane of this arial growing weed that has taken over certain plants in my garden, completely smothering them. It grows profusely and feels very sticky. ? Tom.



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Hi Tom, I have this n my garden sometimes and call it "sticky weed" but I think the correct name is "Galium aparine"

24 Jul, 2011

 

Thamk you very much Lawley.

24 Jul, 2011

 

Yep definately Galium aparine - b****y sticky stuff that gets caught on your clothes when gardening !

24 Jul, 2011

 

The good news is that it is easily pulled out. It'll come back, but just keep pulling it out, preferably before it sets seed at the top.

24 Jul, 2011

 

The common name for it is Cleavers

24 Jul, 2011

 

Or goosegrass or sticky willies, that is the problem with common names they change depending where you live!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Whatever you do pull it out before it gets the little sticky seed heads on it or you will have even more next year!

25 Jul, 2011

 

I have this "crap" all over my flower beds. And it does overwhelm my flowers. It is so annoying to pull it sticks to everything. How do I stop it from coming back?

23 May, 2014

 

Not sure you can, just keep pulling it out when you see it.

23 May, 2014

 

It is an annual so just make sure you remove every bit before it sets seed. I find I always miss a bit but there's a lot less than there was.

23 May, 2014

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