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Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by shiznit76, 17 May 2005.

  1. shiznit76

    shiznit76

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    i have a weed in one of my patches that seems to have roots going all over the place in the soil and is now starting to grow through into that patch, does anyone know what this is and how to git rid of without danmaging the plants in the patch. The roots are about 5mm thick and are rampant
     
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    Any chance of a picture? What shape of leaves does it have, are they grass like or broadleaf like?

    Which ever type it is glyphosate (roundup) is the answer because it is taken down into the roots and will kill the plant from the bottom up. If you need to protect other plant close by or grass then paint the solution on the leaf of the offending plant. Otherwise just spray it on.

    Andrew
     
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    the leaves are broad leaved, so i could just paint on this mixture to kill off tha weed and the roots? where would i get such a chemical
     
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    You'll get glyphosate at any garden centre or DIY shed that deals with gardening.
    Roundup is a trade name but many sell their own brand glyphosate weedkillers a lot cheaper.
    I bought some in my local Tesco last week under their own brand name.
    The area I used it on is changing from green to yellow already.
     
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    Just check that one of the ingredients is glyphosate and do not buy ready mixed spray guns as the cost will be vast unless you are doing a very small area.

    Also do not be disheartened if it re-grows, if it does it will be weaker than before and just hit it again, you will win in the end! :LOL:

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