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How to weed by hand


Monty Don explains the benefits of hand weeding, demonstrating how to keep unwanted weeds at bay.

Do it: all year round, particularly spring

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maura murphy 04/05/2012 at 00:41

I have stones and underlay carpet down on my front garden but a dandelion has managed to grow next to my hydrangea how do I remove it please without hurting the Hydrangea thank you

sotongeoff 04/05/2012 at 07:27

Bit puzzled-but if you cannot dig into the soil then use a weedkiller-is that not an option?

Dovefromabove 04/05/2012 at 10:00

Bruise its leaves a little then dab it all over with some glyphosate gel.  That won't harm neighbouring plants 

Maria7 02/07/2012 at 20:47

Hi, What is that thing call he is using..... a kirpy? Any ideas anyone? I would like one but I cant find it anywhere online :) x x

Eleanor3 25/06/2014 at 14:44

He talked about carefully weeding the dandelion but he then quite clearly simply cut it off leaving the taproot in the ground. In my experience this results in a dandelion sending up multiple stems in the same position.

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