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Grass on the drive

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 07:03

Indeed it is supposed to heat it to a said temperature that will kill the weed in a few days but mine shrivelled a little but were still alive a few days later so had to give them a more intense burn which has now done the job. Also some weeds are invincible and just don't want to die!

Grass on the drive

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:25

I always find that I need to leave the flame on the weed for slightly longer than it says but yes if you are doing grass just be a little more cautious. Also make sure the grass is not wet as it won't do a lot. I am finding a large canister goes a long way. Good luck.

Downsizing a Bamboo

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 18:35

It's hard work and think I came off worse than the bamboo. I too had to use a saw and took all my strength to split them. I had 7 to do!!!

Downsizing a Bamboo

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 18:04

I'm afraid I was in the same position and I hacked away at the roots and thought it would die as I had really damaged the roots. They are tough bug@ers to split. Anyway I have done mine and they are great and whilst they will take time to recover they are doing well. You aren't from Southampton are you???

Grass on the drive

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:02

Wessex Wellies...Have you thought about a weed torch to scorch the grass rather than use weedkiller? It will finish them off without the hard work of digging and the use of pesticides. Also weedkiller may kill more than you need where as the torch you can control a little easier. Bought my for around £25 so long term is cheaper than weedkiller. Good luck with the recovery. I am 15 years post Kidney cancer too.

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:57

Ok cool thanks. I don't want to drain the energy from the plant by leaving the top one if there is very little chance of it recovering. I will maybe try and snip away at what looks dodgy. I will probably end up cutting doing as you suggested as past experience with these plants has taught me that they don't recover.

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:15

Thank you. At the top of the tall stem there are some off shoots and one is dead. Do I cut the whole of the long stem (right down to the soil) or just the shorter off shoots at the top of the taller stem? Much appreciated.

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 13:42

I have just repotted it into a smaller pot and the roots feel not too bad and are not damp. The soil wasn't great. I am not sure how I can rescue the top stem. The bottom one looks quite healthy as you can see. Because it is going into slightly moist mew soil anyway I am not tempted tp water it atm.

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:28

Ahh well yes it is actually. I bet that is the problem as we have done the same before with the same plant and it didn't do well either. I have just been out and bought some fresh soil for it. I have had a prod around and it doesn't feel soggy so will see when I repot it this afternoon. Thanks for the help.

Dracaena marginata ~ Soggy stem and drooping

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 09:49

Well we only bought it about 3 months ago and repotted it then into a much bigger pot.

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