Plant/Weed/Tree identification please

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  1. Darren2993

    Darren2993 Apprentice Gardener

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    hi all,

    So I've recently bought my first house which is all very exciting but being a 23 year old 'man' I know very little of gardening....thus far!

    So I seem to be plagued with a weed which looks like bind weed but to me has a different shape leaf?IMG_2132.JPG

    I also seem to have what looks like some form of a tree/shrub trying to grow through?
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    It's a newly laid turf on what used to be just old fields so not sure what it could have been before.
     
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    Hi Darren, welcome to Gardeners Corner

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    The first one looks like a Vinca to me, common name Periwinkle. It's a spreading plant good for ground cover etc. I wouldn't advise you on what to do as I don't know your garden. Google it and see if it fits is the best advice I'd give you.

    I'm not sure on the second but it looks like it could be some sort of tree ( reminds me of Cherry ) growing from seed do I'd get rid of that one.
     
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    1st looks like Field Bindweed (rather than the Hedge Bindweed you may be thinking of).



    2nd ... having a think, which is inclining towards Blackthorn (Sloe).
     
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      Some Field Bindweed I pulled out earlier this afternoon for comparison

      bindweed field.jpg
       
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      Hi @Darren2993 Welcome to Gardeners Corner.. We all start somewhere. ;)
      I think I would go with Scrungee on this one for the IDs.. :thumbsup:
       
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      Thanks all for your help! I keep pulling both plants out but more and more keep coming! I have heard bindweed is a PITA to remove but never come across blackthorn - any suggestions?
       
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      On second glance I don't think the tree item is blackthorn I have a photo of the plant at a more mature stage
       

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      Hmm still looks like a Hawthorn or Blackthorne seedling to me just a bit bigger but it is hard to tell when they are small but out on my walks I am seeing seedlings like that near the hedgerows.. Still thinking though.. Is this an established garden or a new build.?
       
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        It's a new build property and as such new turf.

        Any tips on how to get rid of the both?
         
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        Roundup gell, it sticks to the plant rather than a spray on weedkiller.

        (Other weedkillers available :biggrin:)
         
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          Wearing rubber gloves... I would get some round up gel , mix liquid with neat washing up liquid so very gloopy then carefully paint it on all these seedlings.. Laborious but worth it in the long run.. Presumably there was originally a hedge near by or it has been brought in, in the top soil..
           
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            I think its a prunus of some kind, and rather than seedlings it is probably suckers.
            Based on the fact that it looks pretty much like the suckers do from my old peach tree.
            Not sure what they are grafted onto, but it is very similar.
             
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              Yes, I agree, a Prunus of some sort. Sloe is Prunus spinosa, which is in that genus. These plants tend to sucker and sloe also reproduces by seed.
               
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              I'm inclined to think of Prunus suckers as well. If so, these could be from a tree not too far away or from the roots that are left when the tree was cut down by the builders.

              If using roundup, or similar, it may be best to lay the weeds inside plastic bags for a while so that the roundup doesn't spread to the lawn.
               
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              This is a Hawthorne seedling i found, yours has shiney leaves so would say yours is Blackthorn..

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