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Abbeybay's Journal

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weeds

23 April 2010 23:04:35

Hi everyone, its been a while since i've been online. It's great to have the good weather back again it makes such a difference to be out in the garden again after the hard winter we've had. I hope no one had any major damage done.

I would be grateful if any one could tell me how to kill the root of a tree? i have put neat weedkiller and that sbk on the roots and stump but all to no avail and i do not want it to grow again as it was hanging dangerousely over the house.  Also i have a friend who has a problem weed in her garden maybe someone has heard of it 'japanese ragwood' I never saw it before but it is a very strong lookin thing and its spreading all over her garden. Any information on either of these problems would be appreciated.

 


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greenway greenway 23 April 2010 23:27:20

i take it u mean knotweed a very invasive plant you can use roundup regularly from march to September/October and be warned it could take three years to kill.  the non chemical way is to dig up all the roots and spread them out to dry and then burn this could also take up to 3 years   


fran m fran m 24 April 2010 02:22:34

It has taken me 3 years to get rid of it by hand, slow job. Only had a few small bits showing so far this year. There is a product available that eats into a tree trunk, don't know the name, sorry.

PS Sorry, I was not dealing with Knotweed, put it down to the time of the night.


Abbeybay Abbeybay 25 April 2010 20:42:26

No worries Fran but thanks anyway

 


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