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  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Ground elder in pasture
« on: April 29, 2022, 07:44:34 am »
Hi folks,

We have ground elder around our garden ground, and have resigned ourselves to it being permanent.

However, it's getting pretty close to the boundary of the fields, and this morning I spotted a small patch of it right at the bottom of the far field that I guess must have travelled there on the bottom of a welly or something.

Can anybody tell me how much of an issue this will be in sheep pasture? Will they just munch it for the extra vitamins, or do I need to take steps to stop it from spreading into the fields?

"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett


  • Joined May 2013
Re: Ground elder in pasture
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2022, 02:30:48 pm »
I know it as Bishop Weed.
Our goats loved it.
As to it spreading into the field I will pass on that one as ours was under a beech hedge/north side of a wall and picked for the goats. 


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