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26/06/2013 at 21:03

How can I get rid of MYOB, a creeping plant that looks great on rocks and walls, but is a pain when it gets into the lawn. I've seen various suggestions to clear it, but has anyone out there had any real success ( other than using a flame-thrower!).

26/06/2013 at 21:05

It's all those 'weeds' in the lawn that keep mine green in a dry year. Welcome the volunteers

26/06/2013 at 22:33


Lawn weedkiller will control it

27/06/2013 at 17:55

Try Verdone??

27/06/2013 at 18:00

Woody......clever.  You WOULD (wood) know that!   Ha ha 

27/06/2013 at 18:08

27/06/2013 at 18:43


27/06/2013 at 20:17

Wot you like woody?

27/06/2013 at 21:21

Just in case Pentille is thoroughly confused "Verdone" is a specific weedkiller for use on lawns that doesn't harm the grass. Sorry to be pedantic.... well some of the time!

28/06/2013 at 16:59

Thanks WWB - I've already tried Verdone on the lawn, and the MYOB is left totally unmoved - I think I would have more luck if I put Verdun on the lawn - you would be surprised what a stroppy Cornishman can achieve!

28/06/2013 at 18:17

I actually like Mind Your Own Business... I can see you all raising yours eyes, but i do. In the garden centres, I have noticed it with little orange balls. Is this the same plant as I have never seen them growing on the plants in the garden.

28/06/2013 at 19:01

Pentillie, my namesake, verdone, has been going for years but I,think there are some more effective lawn weedkillers now.  I don't like it but Resolva is strong.  I don't use it for,that reason....viz., it also damages,the grass in the area of the treated weed whereas other lawn treatments dont.

Glyposate kills helxine where its not in the lawn.  

28/06/2013 at 22:26

Thanks for your suggestions. I have checked the RHS website on MYOB/ Helxine, and they state that it is resistant to all grass weedkillers - they have made various suggestions which I might try later, but first I will have a go at boiling water, which will damage the surrounding grass, but if it gets rid of MOYB, then problem solved - just sow some grass seed and off we go - I hope! Bloody stuff is as bad as bamboo or Japanese knotweed - just not such a damaging problem - just a pain!

29/06/2013 at 00:22

Well, it worked for me.  Got rid of it once for a frIend where it grew over the grass, path, up the walls, etc.  I think it needs couple of treatmemts.  Boiling water?  Kills the grass for sure.

29/06/2013 at 09:40

Thanks Verdun, will give Resolva  a few goes - nothing venture , nothing gain. If all else fails I might have to move back to Cornwall - that sounds more attractive! Enjoy the warm weekend in your garden.

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