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Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 21:17

thanks Zoomer. We'll give it a go. We might dump some raised beds on top of them as a trial

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:51

Thanks nutcutlet - I hadn't thought about the root cuttings - that would have been a nightmare!

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:32

Thanks - don't think I'd trust myself with a flame thrower

I was thinking of getting a rotavator, turing it over a good 12" after having pulled up as many roots again and glycophosphate the blighters. There wasn't a photo - guess you can find one on google.

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:35
I'm not sure. I think they could be Papaver orientale. They are particularly tall and bloom late. Still in July.

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 18:56

I am trying to recover an area of my garden to use for vegetables. It's about 50m2, and the previous owner covered it in poppies, which flower late in the spring and seem to dwarf over anything we plant and grow ferociously, sapping the life out of anything I plant. The bed was treated with roundup, and visible roots were lifted last year, but many still survived.

As I prepare the beds to try again this year - what can I do to try and rid them of the perennials? 

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