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25/06/2012 at 17:40

Hi, would an underground barrier of some kind be an answer to the rampant spread of this pain from next door, how deep can the stems or stolons go? I have removed every bit from my garden and want to keep it well under control, thanks

25/06/2012 at 18:38

It doesn't go really deep like bindweed, so a 6" (15cm) deep barrier would probably be enough, or 12" (30cm) to be sure, especially light soils.

25/06/2012 at 18:57

Cheers Bob, soils been well dug over, found some over 12" down but seems to have died,(black and weak), just want to force it up so it doesn't get a foot hold

26/06/2012 at 07:21

hi Pash I used a black damp course polythene I was given I cut it to suit. I had it about 16inches and had 8inches above and below ground. This was seven years ago and has been successful. Nothing worse than encroaching grass from a neighbours garden Jenny

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