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By Dot345

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

chickweed is driving me mad it has taken over all my tubs and i planted a small square of garden and i cannot see the flowers for the chickweed any suggestions how to get rid of it tanking everyone in advance dot345



the only sure fire way is to pull it out [relatively easy] before it seeds. if there are no flowers in evidence you can hoe them over and allow them to dry/die on the surface. But once there are seed heads they can produce from 100-300 seeds per plant. the seeds will lie dormant until disturbed by us digging. so vigilance is the key word.

24 Aug, 2011


Just keep pulling it out - at least it comes away easily.

24 Aug, 2011


I use a garden fork to ease the plants out preferably before they seed. I was blaming my influx of sparrows for the chickweed but now I am beginning to think it has arrived in the compost as it seems to be a growing problem for gardeners all over the place.

24 Aug, 2011


I miss small plants and then when i do find them they have already seeded hence the continued appearance of the little blighters.

25 Aug, 2011

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