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How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:37

Certainly, having seen the results yesterday of Supernoodle's war on ground elder, I'd advise listening to her advice - she does seem to have got it almost beaten!!!

Advice about the pond

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:21

Our pond is small and surrounded by large trees so for just a few weeks while the leaves are falling I have to either put a net over it and check it several times a day, or rake the leaves off the surface of the pond several times a day.  But it's only for a little while.

 

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:38

Prepare the new site well, cut the raspberries back to knee height and they'll be fine. Then cut them right down in Feb.

And the gooseberries shouldn't come to any harm if you move them with a large rootball - slide it onto a sheet of plastic and drag it across the ground so the rootball doesn't break up. 

I'm going to be moving some autumn raspberries and gooseberries very soon too

I'll give them a good mulching with well-rotted farmyard manure after I've moved them and they should be right as rain.

Harvested this today.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:08

Hey Rusty - I'm from Suffolk - spent most of my life in the Framlingham/Halesworth area - got transplanted to Norfolk relatively recently - it is lovely here but I'm a Tractor Girl at heart, and my family and many friends live down there so I'm down your way a lot.

Let me know when you and your son are in the Beccles & Bungay - I'll try to get hold of a copy

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 17:53

No point in covering it.  Leave it as it is until spring and apply the Roundup when the weeds are growing vigorously.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 17:48

The active ingredient in Round up is glyphosate which becomes de-activated on contact with the soil, so you can replant immediately.

However, glyphosate works when applied to actively growing foliage - it won't work if applied to roots at this time of year.

I would leave it until the spring, when the weeds are growing rampantly - apply the Roundup and leave for a few weeks until the weeds are brown and dead.  That will show the roots are also dead.  You may need to have a couple of goes at it but it will work. 

Then you can get on with re-planting the rockery - it will take longer this way, but it will work.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:29

Hot air balloon just drifted low over the garden - we get lots of them here.

Roast beef, parsnips, onions and potatoes, with Yorkshire puds, runner beans, horseradish sauce and gravy happening here - it will be ready about 6.30.  How many plates do I need to warm?

Weed ?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:25

I learnt to identify them in the 1960s from charts in the Farmer's Weekly Nut

What is this shrub please

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:56

If you really want to cut it back now, take out some of the taller stems from the base, rather than shorten all the the stems.  That way the stems that you leave untouched will flower in the spring/summer.

Weed ?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:51

It looks like Redshank - Polygonum persicaria, or one of it's relatives. Common weeds in arable land.

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