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Invasive Ivy Roots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:18

Vinegar will certainly kill off soft foliage and young seedling; however the information I've seen is that leaves with a waxy cuticle, such as ivy, are only minimally affected. 

Also, unlike glyphosate-based herbicides, vinegar does not translocate from the leaves back to the roots and therefore even if the leaves are killed off the plant will regrow.

Much as I understand and agree with your wish not to use glyphosate or similar, I doubt that vinegar will do the job - it would be interesting to know if you have any success with it.  

We dealt successfully with a large amount of ivy in this garden by thoroughly digging it out.  The occasional new bit of growth was then treated with glyphosate gel.

Good luck 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 17:19:57

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:08

Fairy  ((hugs))

Just watched the France - Wales match ... most peculiar    Welsh branch of the family will not be impressed  by some of those decisions 

Now for Enlgand - Ireland ........

Prepare garden soil for planting vegetables?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 16:31

Hi Will and welcome 

When you say 'little roots' how little is little?  And do you know what sort of roots they are?  Some roots will die when detached from the plant, whereas some will grow a new plant from every little  bit of root.

Can you upload some photos to give us a bit more info?

Start with the camera icon - if they don't upload try reducing the size. 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 16:31:31

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 16:26

Soggy outside  here now - been having a phone chat with a friend, putting the world to rights - now it's time for a mug of coffee and a(nother ) hazelnut and cranberry oat cookie, 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 16:26:45

Is this a wasp?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:49

H-C - the OP had a second query about the ID of a dark coloured bee 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:28

I love Rip van winkle too.  

When I was a child there were some clumps of Narcissus pseudonarcissus near the old orchard.  One of the clumps was like a pale version of Rip van winkle.  I'm not deadheading my N. pseudonarcissus or my Rip van winkles in the hope that they might recreate that crossing. 

Last edited: 18 March 2017 14:29:11

Help identifying shrubs please

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:21

A bit blurry but possibly Spanish bluebells - they'll probably flower a bit later ... 

Auction bargain

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:20

I like that sort of bargain - well done 

Plant ID pls?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:17

Well, they need a bit of space, so regard it as a bit of judicious thinning out 

Gardeners' World

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:10

I think the weather is helpful as it's on a Friday and we get an idea of what we can do over the weekend. 

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