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Pernicious weeds.

Postby snooky » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:40 am

Dismantling the boards of the raised beds of my allotment I have been able to get at the yards of roots of bind weed and marestail.Enough to well fill a wheelbarrow with,no doubt, more to come.Where the boards meet the earth seems to be an ideal area for these roots to grow.
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Re: Pernicious weeds.

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:37 pm

A very satisfying job I would think, Snooky, even if it is hard work....
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Re: Pernicious weeds.

Postby snooky » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:39 am

Morning OH,
A very satisfying job,hard but enjoyable.Went home and had a beer or three to replace the sweat which leaked out of me!!!
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Re: Pernicious weeds.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:56 am

It sounds as if the day just got better and better, Snooky... :)
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Re: Pernicious weeds.

Postby Stephen » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:18 pm

When we got the extra half-plot I spent ages digging out pernicious weeds, lots and lots (and lots more) bindweed - I think from a patch about 16ft by 10ft I removed eight or more wheel barrow loads of roots, so I understand the satisfaction of removing them to the furthest corner. In many ways I would prefer to burn of it but with that very dry spell, I thought better of it.

Now, I'm watching carefully and every time I am there, I remove the earliest sprouts of bindweed and creeping thistle, getting down as deeply as I can.
This obsessive attention will pay off in the end!
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