Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:48
And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem on the allotment ...but over the past week bindweed and marestail has started to grow in the part I've yet to dig over.
I've been digging out bindweed roots along with brambles for weeks and noticed some black roots, which have come out too - I've realised this is marestail , there have also been loads of unidentifed tubers which have been dug up, they are long and nobbly with tiny white thread roots, I've dug out most of these but a few have come up in the raised beds.
Q- how do I to get rid of bindweed and marestail?
I've read the thread talking about marestail and it seems best solution is just to keep pulling it out
Q - Does roundup really work? I painted it on neat in cuts made on the bark of two tree stumps, several weeks ago and one has shoots starting to produce leaves
Q- how can I kill the tree stumps.
On a positive note another slow worm came out to bask in the sun today whilst I was digging over the plot