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4390evans

Hi guys

I was wondering if anyone knows anything on poisons.

Next door has sprayed there back yard with poison, I've asked what type and she said she cant remember it was just a kill on contact type. I'm a bit gutted as I have all me veg and fruit on the border that leads onto her garden, and I'm thinking if she has put poison up to the border of her garden it will of went into all me onions blueberry bush etc etc. She said she sprayed it last year then done the centre of the garden not so long ago. 
She said its a kill on impact but then she said its safe for animals as she has rabbits.

What do you guys think?

Thanks guys. 
Hope to hear good news 
Jen 

nutcutlet

Was it weed killer, insect killer or some other killer?

 

Clarington

Without knowing what type of weed killer she used I think we'd struggle to answer this properly.

4390evans

It was weed killer as she has killed all the weeds and grass off in her garden so she can lay turf.

4390evans
Clarington wrote (see)

Without knowing what type of weed killer she used I think we'd struggle to answer this properly.

 

Yeah I think that is going to be the case, I'm proper gutted I've got loads in my borders that I have been watching grow since January.

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Dovefromabove

I don't think you have need to panic - this sounds as if it was a contact weed killer (such as glyphosate) which will only kill the plants it touches and it's plant killing properties are inactivated on contact with the soil.  

If she'd used the type of weed killer which remained active in the soil and which could therefore spread to other plants would also kill the turf she intends to lay. 

 

nutcutlet

When did she do it? 

If her plants have died and yours haven't it's safe to assume she's used a weedkiller and it hasn't landed on your plants, at least not on the foliage.

4390evans

Sounds great to me Would of been gutted if my past few months work had went to waste.

 

She done it last year and in the centre of her garden I think about 2 months ago @nutcutlet

nutcutlet

Then stop worrying. If her plants are dead and yours aren't it's too late for trouble now. 

Dovefromabove

If she did it that long ago and your plants are healthy you have no need to be worried.   It hasn't affected your garden. 

4390evans

fab fab, I was just worried about the root veg, but feel alot better now.

 

Thanks guys

nutcutlet

No problem, if it had affected the root veg they would be dead.

nutcutlet

You're right Mike. I don't like chemicals but you've really got to think if you're going to use them.

4390evans

Yeah I agree mike, most of the flowers are edible in the border that leads on to hers and I have a 1 year old who eats most of them  

Im gonna ask her to tell me if she puts anything into the soil next to my stuff even if its poisonous just so then I know to move what ever I have growing or just not to sow there in general. 

 

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