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Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:54

All chemicals are potentially dangerous....

we need to make up our own minds as we do with most everything without anyone moralising about it.  

glyphosate is effective and far as I, and most people, know.  Be sensible,,follow the instructions and wear gloves. It is claimed to be inactivated in the soil.......time will tell.  

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:46 on earth is it wrong?  I accept you have never used glyphosate and I respect you for that  .....!!!   Or have you? 

If you can use glyphosate to suit your purpose then, since it is a useful tool, so can the rest of us.  

I hardly use any glyphosate now ...the bindweed here has long been eradicated allowing me now to garden without it.  A friend had nettles,,bramble, bindweed etc and glyphosate was a godsend. 

i totally agree with thoroughly before spraying.  Sensibly the overgrown tops would be cut down first and the regrowth sprayed. 

I understand glyphosate will be banned soon will make it difficult for weed eradication in future.

(incidentally, twice last week I saw customers at gc buying large bottles of Roundup.  On the way out I asked one of them when he intended to use it.  "Today" he said. he had no idea it would be useless at this time of year yet nobody at the gc told him that )


Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:46

DRY for me folks 

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:28

Custard powder?  Will look into that but rooting powder not needed for pelargoniums.  

Yes, polyanthus....STOP watering.  

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:18

Pansy.....that aint you? it?  

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:56

AyJay, yes.  Uss glyphosate in the spring.  My lips are not pursed. It's what most of us have done,,do and will do.  When the weeds are killed hoe as often as possible to keep weeds down. 

What kind of climber support?

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 15:11

And use galvanised wire.  Will last forever then.   


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 19:37

Nicely said Topbird 


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 18:54

Cheeky Kathy.   Yes I know those grasses.    Helictorichon is nice and narrow to slot in most amhwhere.  Prairie Sky is much like heavy metal but I prefer Shenandoah which has nice red leaves.  

Elizabeth, Rubrum seems to need a min of 4 degrees...if I remember correctly....but also to have some moisture over the winter.  The other prob is it's a warm season grower and a late one at that so not a lot to see until late June 

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 18:46

It's difficult,,isn't it Philippa?

I guess  people need to talk about these things.....maybe over sort their own heads out, to make some sort of sense about it all.  .??


Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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