Follow these links for further details on Weeds , Weed Removal and Weed Prevention . The overview. (7 Posts) Add message | Report. I think so. Common Name: Field Horsetail / Common Horsetail Latin name: Equisetum arvense In Detail. Yes, it's pretty and the bees love it but it's taking over the garden. Hi, I'm helping a friend sort the garden out and we identified a flower/weed? However, green alkanet is also full of nitrogen. Native to south-west France, and the Iberian Peninsula, but is now naturalised throughout the British Isles. Green Alkanet - recognition and treatment Does anyone have experience of trying to get rid of this? Green alkanet is particularly invasive in gardens. Give it a nice round 7 or even 8 and watch the horsetail go away. Is Round-up or something similar my only way to get rid of it? Infested with green alkanet/evergreen bugloss/alkanet - how do I get rid off it? Green alkanet keeps popping up in my garden - it was there before I converted it to a vegetable garden To date, I have been cutting it off at ground level, leaving the leaves there to contribute to mulching efforts but I have left the roots intact. Thank you. Scientific Name: Pentaglottis sempervirens Other name: Evergreen Bugloss Family: Boraginaceae. You want to reduce soil acidity. We want to keep some of it but despite a lot of digging, it keeps coming back where we don't want it. Any advise would be most welcome. Most gardeners are aware of the problems caused by weeds, but there are garden plants - readily available to buy - that have the potential to become a nuisance. We have also moved some of the earth to another part of the garden so I think it will spread. We have been trying to get all of the roots out but it keeps popping up. MothershipG Sun 27-Apr-14 21:49:36. Spreads quickly via the rhizome or spores and creates dense stands of foliage. It is also rather prickly and can sting like nettles. The Forget-me-nots are difficult to tell apart, seeField Forget-me-not, also Green Alkanet which has similar flowers. Tomatoes need lots of potassium. Prefers shaded, damp areas. as green alkanet. If you let it go to seed you will end up with a garden full of it. Horsetail is a deep-rooted native perennial with fast growing rhizomes. No, if you want to get rid of horsetail you shouldn't try to dig it up: that won't work, at all at all. It was a terrible problem here, but I dug loads up early last year and it's significantly reduced. Here's a link so you can see a picture Nasty invasive stuff with a long tap root that is impossible to completely remove and fine spiky hairs that go right through my gardening gloves. I do everything I can to get the whole root (and mine were very established due … Gardeners may buy these 'thug' plants unaware that, once established and given the right growing conditions, they can run amok. 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