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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    What can I use to kill dandelions on the lawn please?
    Pull 'em out ya lazy get


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    Pull 'em out ya lazy get
    I'm one step below a librarian!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I'm one step below a librarian!
    It's a short ladder


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    Little. I've been pulling them up as soon as they come up but there's got to be something better. I'm a librarian, I don't like this kind of work.
    Get a little spray bottle, you know the sort of thing, cheap plastic bottle with a trigger. Put some vinegar in it and give them a golden shower. Sorted. When one pops up after, give it a squirt. Oh yeah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    What can I use to kill dandelions on the lawn please?
    You have to dig them out along with their deep root, leave some root behind and the buggers bounce back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    You have to dig them out along with their deep root, leave some root behind and the buggers bounce back.
    You know me better than that pal, I meant the easy way!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    You have to dig them out along with their deep root, leave some root behind and the buggers bounce back.
    Fuckers are like icebergs. Doesn't look like much on top but by the time to got all the root out you've made yourself an ugly little crater in the garden that looks worse than when the weed was there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    You know me better than that pal, I meant the easy way!
    Other than dig 'em out you really have two options... at beast, both are a season's work.

    Use a Thermal Weeder, which is like a massive soldering-iron, and you prod the root of the plant and kills - but you have to get one that has a tip for pushing into the tap root - not a B&Q one that is really for cracks in thepatio.

    You can try to use something like Roundup, a nasty weedkiller that might kill you before it gets rid of all the dandelions - but you have to target each plant individually.

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    I took Chris advice and bought a weed burner. Work quite well then just brush the ash away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    I took Chris advice and bought a weed burner. Work quite well then just brush the ash away.
    Burn enough weed and who gives a fuck about the vegetation, maan. . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    I took Chris advice and bought a weed burner. Work quite well then just brush the ash away.
    I bought an American made one called Red Dragon, it is a real beast and much more powerful than the European ones or the Chinese rubbish.


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    https://youtu.be/rKTUAESacQM

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    That F***ing Mare's Tail is sprouting in my borders again.


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    Love this time of year with all the wild flowers/weeds whatever you want to call them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    That F***ing Mare's Tail is sprouting in my borders again.
    Bugger to get rid of, virtually primeval stuff. Fine thin roots that go really deep and if you leave any its back.

    I’ve had some limited success by ‘bruising’ it (bash it till it’s a bit damaged, lets the poison in) then spraying it with strong prep of roundup (which is fine stuff if you’re careful with it).

    Oh FFS.

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    Some of my weeds.

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    And it's looking like a good year for the olives.

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    It is a full week past "Saints des glace" here when planting traditionally can commence without fear of frost.

    No one is putting anything sensitive out yet as it is still far too cool here.

    Not sure about this global warming as this is the coldest Spring we have had here in nine years?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    I took Chris advice and bought a weed burner. Work quite well then just brush the ash away.
    Chris didn't mention that those weed burners he recommends were a favourite of his adopted nation...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    Bugger to get rid of, virtually primeval stuff. Fine thin roots that go really deep and if you leave any its back.

    I’ve had some limited success by ‘bruising’ it (bash it till it’s a bit damaged, lets the poison in) then spraying it with strong prep of roundup (which is fine stuff if you’re careful with it).
    I was somewhere the day when I notice some cracked tarmac by a lamppost, Mare's Tail coming through the cracks. A small patch of grass about 30feet away was the nearest possible source.


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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach is full of Mares Tail, it's growing in the landscaped boarders amongst the shrubs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    Bugger to get rid of, virtually primeval stuff. Fine thin roots that go really deep and if you leave any its back.

    I’ve had some limited success by ‘bruising’ it (bash it till it’s a bit damaged, lets the poison in) then spraying it with strong prep of roundup (which is fine stuff if you’re careful with it).
    I concur, there's no way you can get the roots out, similar to convulvulus, so a strong mix of weedkiller can have some affect. At work I have the Hellish trilogy of mares tail, convulvulus and Japanese knotweed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redad View Post
    I concur, there's no way you can get the roots out, similar to convulvulus, so a strong mix of weedkiller can have some affect. At work I have the Hellish trilogy of mares tail, convulvulus and Japanese knotweed.

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    We inherited a big patch of Knotweed in our smaller meadow when we bought the property. I have been poisoning it every year for eight years and it has been struggling more and more to make a comeback each year. This year so far it has been just one sprout which I nailed three weeks ago, but I am not holding my breath.

    The Loire banks are covered in it, and I don't think France will ever be rid of the problem even though the cows seem to eat it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    That F***ing Mare's Tail is sprouting in my borders again.
    Had it on my allotment in Leeds, only thing that would touch it was ammonium sulphamate, used to be available commercially as Weed Out I think but no longer licensed, I used to get it from Dax chemicals via EBay, came with detailed instructions as to how you must not use it as a herbicide. Still didn't get rid of it completely but certainly slowed it down.


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    Everything is so behind in growth here and the weather forecast still says only 19° to 23° max until June 3rd. There has been no proper Spring this year.

    The potatoes have come up OK but the rest is really struggling.


 

 

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