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07/10/2013 at 13:26

Can anyone advise how to get rid of mare's tails please?

07/10/2013 at 15:46

Tread on it to bruise it and spray it with Resolva 24h, it'll be dead in a few days but you might have to re-do it when new shoots come through.

07/10/2013 at 18:24

Thanks.  info for a colleague so will pass on.

07/10/2013 at 20:50

No problem   Resolva 24h works a lot quicker than glyphosate especially this time of year.

16/07/2015 at 12:57

Mix up Vinegar Cooking salt and washing up liquid in a spray bottle, shake and spray directly onto Mares Tail

16/07/2015 at 13:05

Doesn't work - it blackens the top growth but doesn't affect the deep roots.

16/07/2015 at 13:41

also it can poison the ground with salt so nothing grows

16/07/2015 at 15:03

In  my  garden   i  have   planted   cabbages,sprouts,and  cauliflowers  all  mature  plants  i  am  having  problems  with  wood pigeons  they  have  nearly  eaten  all  of  my   plants , the  area  is  to  big  to  apply  netting   could  you  tell  me  what  i  should  do.

16/07/2015 at 15:15

Hi Bill - you need to start a new thread with an appropriate title - this thread is an old one about Mare'stail weeds - the cabbage experts won't look here.

Click on this link

you'll see a green button saying Create New Thread - click on that and you can start a new thread with an appropriate title e.g. Pigeons and cabbages!!! and people with experience in that will be able to spot it

20/07/2015 at 22:22

My last garden was absolutely overrun with this stuff and vinegar killed it within days I sprayed neat vinegar after someone advised me to try it (all I had in the cupboard was apple cider or malt - both worked well) My garden now has acidic soil and they have grown out on our driveway (as the soil was put down when the drive was laid) despite that it pops up all along the fence I haven't found one single one in my garden I think acid is the only thing they dislike!

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