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06 September 2017 19:45:36

My Hostas have looked so good this year despite the lack of maintenance. But today I decided, as they were beginning to look very tired, to cut them back, apart from the few that are still looking ok. But these weeds, what I have always known as Sticky Backs, are all over the place. I just know that Costa de la Hosta will be rampant with these next year. Can anyone tell me what they are actually called, please?

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 06 September 2017 21:19:38

Just asked Paddy and he said cleavers. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 06 September 2017 21:46:57

Thanks, Paddy.

Fleurette Fleurette 07 September 2017 12:29:41

And many other things which my granchildren think are very inaproppriate for adults to say.  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 September 2017 20:23:52

These thugs have several names, cleavers being one and your Sticky Back is another. To us they were "Robin-run-the-hedge" for pretty obvious reasons! My mother always knew when my brother and I had been in the woods near our house (strictly off bounds of course!) because we would come home covered in them! I also find that they give me a rash if they touch any exposed skin!


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