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weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:51

Not very constructive in terms of help for the OP  

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt in case you were making a joke.

It largely depends on how much time and energy you have Bill - and whether you want to do it the natural way or use chemicals. Both sides have been well explained here so I can't add anything other than to say if you dig it out, you'll just need to be vigilant as new growth can take hold quickly.

Good luck with it  


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:43

Peter - they're pretty straightforward and can survive a fair bit of neglect or abuse! 

Too much water does more harm than almost anything else.

Even my mother could keep pelargoniums overwinter, usually on a windowsill or two, and she was capable of killing plastic flowers.... 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:40

RB - re the oilseed rape in flower - I missed your post and just saw what Clari had written. It's not something I've seen before - although perhaps I have and don't remember....

Can't freeze milk as I only use the skinny milk in the red cartons. 

Hosta - calm down!    If you play your cards right - Lyn and Dove will help you weed - I'm sure they'll have suitable clothing with them... 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 07:55

Morning all. Been wet here but clearing up. I have washing to go out so fingers crossed 

No milk is a hanging offence in this house. How would I survive without tea 

Grass all cut and edged last night - took me ages. Must be getting slow in my old age.

Clari - there was a large field of oilseed in full bloom where we were on holiday. It's big 'grain country' so perhaps it was a second crop as you say. I was surprised to see it at that time of year.

Hope Dove gets some good weather for wearing these 

Right - off to get organised and head off. Catch you all later. Have a great day whatever you're up to. 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 21:19

Night Dove - bon voyage! 

We'll keep an eye on Hefty too  

Have a great time- and keep that naughty Hosta on his toes 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:01

Verd - if it all goes to your head we'll have to withold doughnuts and cakes for the foreseeable future...

Hope your tree withstands the deluge Panda 

Right - I'm off  


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:50

Verd - my dentist is a woman, but she's just left. Must be something I said ....

She's been replaced - by another woman 

Cloud coming in  now but the grass should be quite dry. Might just about be the last cut of the year here unless it gets very mild and wet suddenly.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:27

We seem to have swapped weather with all of you in the south. I should commiserate but ....    

Verd - I just made an appointment for the dentist next week - it's at two thirty !  

I have visions of Pat with a ladle now.  A sterile jar should be fine. I was going to say ' it's a piece of p*** ' but perhaps not...

Off to cut my grass in a moment or three. I'll catch up after tea/dinner 

The Fairy Family Holiday

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 08:03

You'll have to come back for a visit Hosta. It's ok - I'll arrange some of that weather for you and OH 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 08:01

Rhodos grow like weeds up here Tads - loads of rain and clay soil! It will be perfectly happy in the ground. A bit of shade is best but if they have the right conditions they'll grow well in sun too. 

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