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couch grass

Herbal medicine
A perennial grass, the rhizomes of which contain inositol, mannitol, mucilage, saponin, vitamins A and B, and volatile oil; it is antimicrobial, diuretic and a liver tonic, and has been used to treat urinary tract disease, kidney stones and prostatitis.

couch grass

cynodondactylon.

couch grass + Balansiaspp
grazing fungus-infested grass causes staggers syndrome.
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Couch grass just looks like thick blades of long grass with wiry stems, but dig deeper and you will find creeping white underground stems with sharp points, which can extend underground for a considerable distance in all directions, producing new plants along the way.
Couch grass just looks like thick blades of long grass with wiry stems,but dig deeper and you will find creeping white underground stems with sharp points, which can extend underground for a considerable distance in all directions, producing new plants along the way.
A YOU will have to use Tumbleweed gel which you paint on to the leaves of the couch grass when they are actively growing and about 4in long.
Weeds such as bindweed, couch grass and ground elder can be tackled with a systemic weed killer containing glyphosate, which you apply to leaves on a dry day.
Sandhill rustic is a moth with a remarkable lifestyle -three or four centimetres long, with markings not so dissimilar to the commoner silver The UK is heading for another ``exceptionally early'' springs and and lay their eggs on the couch grass again,only taking flight late at night until the end of September.
The photographs capture a marginalised world of slippery mudflats and couch grass where children swung from trees on the edge of the Taff, or learned to swim.
Q OVER the last few years my rock garden has been increasingly infested with couch grass and creeping buttercup.
Ferns are quite slow growing, but apart from keeping them free of weeds like couch grass and bindweed, they require the minimum of maintenance, and most are very cheap to buy.
It's been cool enough to do some strenuous digging on our allotment but sufficiently sunny and wind-free to make it a pleasure rather than an insurmountable, bitter struggle against mud, stubborn weeds and couch grass.
Don't use diseased plants or tough weeds like dandelions and couch grass or you'll put them back on to your garden later.
It is possible to dig out the rhizomes of couch grass, but use a fork, loosening the soil as you go, to pull out long, intact lengths of rhizome.