Identifying weeds and their roots when weeding the allotment or garden weeds.
Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum
Dock with long tap root. You need to remove all of the root otherwise it will grow back again.
Ground Elder Aegopodium podagraria
Horse tail. This has small black roots that break easily. They are almost impossible to eradicate.
Fat Hen Chenopodium
Lesser Trefoil Trifolium dubium
Short-fruited Willowherb Epilobium obscurum
Smooth Cat’s-ear Hypochaeris glabra
Wood Avens Geum urbanum
Wood Crane’s-bill Geranium sylvaticum
Photography Neil Bromhall Complete Garden planting advice, plant identifier and pruning guide CD-ROM