What is a weed?

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sooyeah

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What is a weed?
« on: 15/06/2008 19:40:23 »
Can anyone give a complete definition? Because it appears to me at the moment to most gardeners it's "basically anything I don't want growing there".

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What is a weed?
« Reply #1 on: 17/06/2008 17:22:06 »
So is no one prepared to venture even a guess?

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What is a weed?
« Reply #2 on: 17/06/2008 19:09:51 »
Well, that's what I always thought the definition was......just a plant that one does not want growing in a specific place !.....though..I suppose you find it mostly attributed to dandelions, nettles and various grasses etc etc !!

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What is a weed?
« Reply #3 on: 17/06/2008 20:12:48 »
Yes - in one conservation group I worked with years ago we used to clear commons that had become overgrown because they weren't grazed any more. We were taking out silver birches and such that were referred to as 'weed trees' because they had self-set.

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« Reply #4 on: 19/06/2008 17:28:16 »
Yes a weed is the plant that you don't want in your garden but then for some people roses can be weeds as can daisies etc.

Does that help a wee bit
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« Reply #5 on: 19/06/2008 18:41:35 »
Rosalind !

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« Reply #6 on: 19/06/2008 18:51:25 »
Big Beautiful Women..LOL

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