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By Banksy

Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom Gb

I put down membrane in my garden and also decking but horsetail (only recently found out what it was) has come through everything. Could you please let me know what I can use to eradicate the horsetail? Thank you



If you do a search (here, and on the internet in general), you'll find that you have a real battle on your hands, and one which may be unwinnable. Here's what the RHS says about it:

29 Jun, 2016


Equisetum (horsetail) is extremely difficult to get rid of at all - you can try Kurtail Gold (available on line) but I don't think even that is a one hit solution, unfortunately.

29 Jun, 2016


The first thing to pop out of the earth which has been scorched by a nuclear fireball will be this plant. Keep it cut as close to the ground as possible to prevent spore formation and to weaken the roots. I have heard that pouring vinegar over and around the plants will kill it but I don't know for sure.

29 Jun, 2016

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