It is not without irony that “Weeds” is listed under “What grows well” on the menu, the bane of an allotment gardener expect to do 80% weeding at some time of the year.

Remember, sometimes a weed is simply a plant where it shouldn’t be.

Below we will cover the main nasties you may encounter.

Bindweed – A vine plant that can quickly infest uncultivated areas. Growing from underground stems and rhizomes means that bindweed forms a network of roots under the ground.




Marestail – An invasive and deep rooted plant that grows via fast-growing rhizomes (underground stems). Horsetail is a very primitive plant that was around before the dinosaurs. It reproduces by producing spores that are airborne and travel on the wind. If the underground stems are chopped up the plant will also spread.