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25/02/2013 at 12:59
I have a foot wide gap at the back of my greenhouse and then neighbours fence . I have nettles growing (from next door) , tried digging out last year but to no avail. Their chickens are on the other side of fence so obviously keep nettles at bay there grrr Thinking roundup now ?
25/02/2013 at 13:08

Only works well when plants are actively growing and the temperature is higher-flame gun is effective-but need repeating

25/02/2013 at 13:25
They're growing now . Flame gun....and me ? Dangerous
25/02/2013 at 13:43

It is not a flame thrower-just scorches the plant

25/02/2013 at 13:53

Just keep pulling them up and put them on the compost heap or make nettle tea by soaking them in a closed bucket.  They're full of minerals so make excellent compost and the tea can be diluted and used as a foliar feed for leafy veg.

25/02/2013 at 14:01

You very often find nettles growing around chicken runs. It's the rich fertile soil produced by chickens, that nettles particularly enjoy. Many of the nutrients from the chicken manure are effectively taken up by the nettles.

Nettles are normally quite easy to pull up (using gloves of course).

25/02/2013 at 14:30
Flame thrower may be better

Had the fork in , thick clumps again ...grrrrr. I shall stick to buying nettle tea than brewing it , volunteers for digging up ?
25/02/2013 at 15:33

you have dig them out and keep making sure no seed heads appear and at the first sight make liquid fertilizer which is rich in iron ,surprised the chickens have not scratched it up and left a bare patch.

25/02/2013 at 16:35

Do not put in the compost heap, they will grow if they have roots.  They will also grow from the bottom part of the stems.

25/02/2013 at 17:47

Sorry, should have said let them dry out first before putting on the compost heap.

25/02/2013 at 17:49
Are you really really desperate to get rid? Nettles are really great for wildlife, ladybugs love 'em. But, of course, if you've got other ideas for the space, just keep pulling them up.
25/02/2013 at 18:20

Are they really such a nuisance? Many butterfly caterpillars, particularly the peacock butterfly

 

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25/02/2013 at 18:24

Whoops, some thing went wrong there, got cut off! What also wanted to say was, perhaps you could just leave one or two plants for them?

25/02/2013 at 18:40

Hi all , another fine day on the allotment temps in the early teens  but a very sharp frost forecast for tonight , Bunny on the subject of nettles if a plant is in the wrong place its called a weed ,take the advice as Sotongeoff kindly gives it ,if you want to cultivate nettles i am sure you would be able to fine a suitable spot 

Derek  

25/02/2013 at 19:18

When the nettles start growing, pinch out the top young shoots and make yourself some nettle soup - it's delicious (does need stock adding though ) - then apply any weedkiller you need to!

25/02/2013 at 20:20
The nettles are in a space a foot wide the full distance of back of greenhouse and a 6ft fence other side of them , they grow all against greenhouse resulting in slugs and snails on greenhouse and they grow into greenhouse so yes I'm afraid they are a pain. Having a field at the back of garden I allow nettles to grow freely against my garden fence ...for butterflies I'm not completely against them ...just there.
The chickens have destroyed the ground on their side , they can't get through to my side ...good job as I have a dog who will play chase the chicken
I shall have another go at them tomorrow once I've recovered from today efforts.
Thanks all.
25/02/2013 at 20:24
Bunny.. wrote (see)
They're growing now . Flame gun....and me ? Dangerous

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25/02/2013 at 20:34
Haaaaaaaaaaa excellent Caz , that's exactly what i would be like
26/02/2013 at 05:16

Oh ok, I understand the problem now, but I hope you at least get some chicken poo from the neighbours to manure your garden.

26/02/2013 at 07:47
I get nothing from the neighbours ....other than chicken poo smell on a nice day

Today I shall have another dig , roundup,, put membrane down and some flags on top as need to raise area to stop heavy rainwater pouring from chicken corner through to mine
I have a cunning plan .

Many thanks .
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