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Any ideas what this plant is and how to control it?

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This looks like a variety of the attractive but invasive ground-cover Deadnettle, (Lamium maculatum), - see photo RHS - Lamium maculatum and here.

Deadnettle can be difficult to control. Roundup is fairly effective, but you will need to persevere - and also do a bit of hand-weeding - as the plant is tenacious and tends to reappear.

  • Yep, I've got a load of this in my garden too, going rampant and strangling one of my hebes. Can't bring myself to tear it all out, mind, as the bees love it. :) – Mal Ross Jul 25 '11 at 7:21

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