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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.
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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.
Another rampant pest is couch grass, with its fast-growing rhizomes, which can produce hundreds of feet of roots underground, giving rise to a mass of shoots above ground.
If your couch grass has spread from the lawn, create a clear edge between the lawn and flower beds to stop it spreading.
No sooner have you weeded the beds and borders during a fine spell, than you'll have to do it again after a downpour, as seedlings emerge and difficult perennial weeds such as ground elder, couch grass and bindweed do their worst, climbing or spreading their underground roots so they are virtually impossible to eradicate.
If it is virgin ground, not previously cultivated, plant potatoes in the first year to break up the ground and get rid of the couch grass.
The best way to treat a long-term problem is to drink herbal teas Couch grass, Corn silk, Uva ursi and Buchu in a blend of equal parts and reduce your susceptibility to infections over a period of months.
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.
Q AFTER putting contaminated manure on my berberis hedge it is full of couch grass. How can I get rid of it without damaging the hedge?
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.