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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.

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 12 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think, as with all pernicious weeds, it's a case of keeping on and on and on at it. I haven't had the time to do so so far since moving into this house, and it shows!!

astra



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 12 9:35 am    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.


Smothering it in something dense is a good idea but looks messy for ages!We killed off quite a large area with old carpet and vinyl floor covering when we moved here. We've got willow herb and winter heliotrope as well. B*stard weeds!

astra



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 12 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The bindweed kill trick really works!!!
The bindweed in my three trial pots seems dead right back to the roots! I suppose it might come back but it ain't going to be feeling too good
Only another thousand or so plants to go!!!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 12 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I resorted to taking rose cuttings (4, so one should take!) and transplanting the raspberries, and watering the whole area with glyphosate and now it's raining
I just have too many segments to bottle them all. But the bottled ones are still dying!

Decided to make that area my annuals patch, so it'll be under heavy cultivation...

astra



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 12 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you didn't have too much planted in the area it makes sense to do the lot. Hope the rain didn't diluted it too much.
I can keep it under control in veg patch but it was all round the blackcurrants and impossible to shift....until now....hehehe

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 12 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well ... the French stuff has certainly killed-off what I've sprayed ... time will tell if it re-grows, will report back.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 12 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have dug for 4 hours, with a spade, fork, and hand fork. The wheelie bin is 2/3 full of bindweed roots.

And I have only done a couple of square metres

Any update on the French stuff?

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 12 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So far, so good ... everything that's been sprayed is NOT re-shooting so far ...


So far

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