‘Put them in the compost!’ says the narrator. Alan Titchmarsh offers advice on how to get rid of the ‘garden centre weed.’
Alan Titchmarsh is a well-known British television personality who is best known for hosting ITV’s Love Your Weekend. The horticulture frequently gives viewers gardening advice, such as how to get rid of weeds.
Weeds are a nuisance in any garden because they can prohibit other plants from growing around them. Fortunately, there are simple weed-control methods that do not require the use of chemical chemicals.
Gardening with chemical items is terrible for the environment as well as the wildlife that can be readily drawn to your yard.
An animal could become gravely ill if it ingests a weed killer or other toxic gardening product by accident.
Fortunately, Alan Titchmarsh has provided natural weed removal methods that do not harm plants or wildlife.
There are two types of weeds in your garden, according to the horticulture, and “it’s important to recognize the difference between them.”
“The first sort are annuals, which come up for one year, seed, and then die,” he explained.
“The perennials, on the other hand, are a perennial annoyance.”
“They reappear every year, spreading by fat, subterranean roots that might survive for years.”
Annuals, according to Alan, are weeds like “hairy bittercress.”
Because “you’ll often find it in pots that you buy in most garden centres,” Alan explained, this is known as “garden centre weeds.”
These weeds, as well as another common weed known as groundsel, are simple to “pull up.”
Hand-pulling weeds is a chemical-free, natural technique to get rid of them.
“Apart from the worm, there’s nothing gigantic or fat in the way of root,” Alan explained.
“Leave those on the surface of the soil if you like, and they will actually die away,” he said, referring to the groundsel weed.
“However, if you don’t pick them out and leave them alone, they will continue to reproduce through seed.”
“They’ll strew seed all over the place.”
Alan quoted the proverb, “One year’s seed, seven years’ weed.”
“Pull them out and put them on the compost heap before they seed,” he emphasized.
The gardener then went on to talk about perennial weeds like dandelions, nettles, and buttercups.
All of these weeds are common in gardens around the United Kingdom.
“Buttercup spreads not just by thick-ish roots, but also by runners,” Alan explained in his “Brinkwire Summary News.”