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astra



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 3:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Excellent. Will use rag then!

I've got loads of it too. So far I'm only using it in the fenced off veg patch cos of the grandkids but could do with it in my borders as well!

Always think that there must be a use for the wretched stuff that no-one has thought of yet!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm wondering whether to spray off the short growth - where the land has been dug so I've got lots of shoots from individual root sections?
And leave the bottles for the "long term" stuff?
If I hadn't planted things in the area I'd be tempted to napalm the entire patch...

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Done that twice. If cockroaches survive the nuclear holocaust, it's bindweed they'll be eating. Blasted stuff.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 12 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do chickens eat (non-glyphosated) bindweed? Or would the scratching spread the root fragments?

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 12 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine ignore it totally. They will eat bindweed root - but I fear that it might go straight through them and come out with extra fertilizer!!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 12 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Awwwwwwww dammit...


Vanessa



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 12 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah, not fair, is it?!!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 12 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought I'd been all clever and stuff...

What about rabbits? Nice, cute, fluffy, tasty rabbits?

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 12 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't know, I haven't got any rabbits ...

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Been out there again today, the bindweed in the bottles is yellowing nicely, but I've too many shoots of "unrelated" bindweed carpeting the area. I am seriously considering taking cuttings of the rose that's there, perhaps salvaging the raspberries (though I daren't move any segments of bindweed on a rootball) and spraying the whole area DEAD. And hoping the willow and new hazel can survive

I don't want to be so drastic, but I cannot afford for it to spread.

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I've just read the bottle on some French weedkiller I have that's specifically for bindweed - and its active ingredient is something different - dimethylamine salt. I went and zapped a lot of the bindweed with it a couple of days ago ... and it's already looking rather droopy. There's nothing worth saving where I've zapped ... so I can re-zap in a few weeks if it comes back, and re-zap and re-zap until it's all gone! *evil laugh* I'll report back on its effectiveness - not that I can bring a lorry-load of it back for everyone else, mind!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Vanessa wrote:
Well, I've just read the bottle on some French weedkiller I have that's specifically for bindweed - and its active ingredient is something different - dimethylamine salt. I went and zapped a lot of the bindweed with it a couple of days ago ... and it's already looking rather droopy. There's nothing worth saving where I've zapped ... so I can re-zap in a few weeks if it comes back, and re-zap and re-zap until it's all gone! *evil laugh* I'll report back on its effectiveness - not that I can bring a lorry-load of it back for everyone else, mind!


My parents go to France a lot. Their normal haul is wine, coffee, and fish soup so I'm sure weedkiller might be possible...!

Please do keep updated. The other weed in the area is some kind of willowherb, I dug up one clump of rhizomes about 2 feet in diameter...

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've also got one that's for brambles, thistles and nettles which has Ester 1-Methylheptyl and Ester of Butyl Glycol in it.

The brambles one is called "Debroussaillant ronce, chardon, ortie GarlonGS" and the bindweed one is "Liseron, Pissenlit, Chardon"

Both are made by KB, and are available in SuperU supermarkets amongst other places.

Will report back on the bindweed one - but the bramble one is pretty good!

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Been out there again today, the bindweed in the bottles is yellowing nicely, but I've too many shoots of "unrelated" bindweed carpeting the area. I am seriously considering taking cuttings of the rose that's there, perhaps salvaging the raspberries (though I daren't move any segments of bindweed on a rootball) and spraying the whole area DEAD. And hoping the willow and new hazel can survive

I don't want to be so drastic, but I cannot afford for it to spread.


It comes back even then. Sorry.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As my adventures in Soap-land continue, it occured to me.... what would caustic soda do?

Edit - was at shop earlier, Gardener's World had bindweed on the front cover. Quick flick through - they said cut/pull, mulch (weed sheeting), glyphosate, and rhizome barriers to stop it spreading. I suppose I could try and contain it.... ugh.

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