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astra



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 8:59 am    Post subject: Killing Bindweed Thread? Reply with quote
    

Please can anyone remember what the thread was called?There was a lot of info about putting dilute weedkiller in a tin, burying it in the soil to stop it tipping over and poking the long stems of bindweed into it.
But I can't remember what was used or the dilution

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

its in the 'how can you tell' thread.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This one: https://forum.downsizer.net/about71468.html&highlight=bindweed

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Very timely. I was having a moan about this at the weekend. I'll try it.

astra



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thankyou

Let battle commence!

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've been unwinding some bindweed from 2 borders and around the spuds. the bindweed is way too bulky for milk bottles.
And I'm a bit nervous about putting weedkiller near the spuds, how do people intend to 'cover the jars with plastic and tape down?' I was thinking about using some 3 litre buckets ( we have a supply from the shop ) with a stick inserted into the ball of bindweed then covering with a supermarket plastic bag so that rain won't pool on top of the buckets and potentially dilute the weedkiller.
I'm the sort of person who normally learns by mistakes - and I don't want to risk spilling the buckets....

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm trying this. I slashed down the long grass to allow bindweed to grow (up canes as suggested elsewhere). Where the shoots were long enough I wrapped and shoved into 1 pint plastic milk bottles.
The dilution I did according to the instructions for spraying, then down a bit. I think with the concentration I have, I used 20ml per pint, which allowed some volume for the shoots.
I have stuffed some rag in the top, I would prefer some kind of proper lid but wasn't sure how to do this without damaging the stems?
I have piled soil/stones around the bottles, but if I were using any more liquid I'd be more worried about knocking them





Vanessa



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Do report back periodically! I'm going to attempt similar, but not until my chooks are fenced into their new area (for obvious reasons, I don't think this is a good thing to try with free-ranging chooks!)

astra



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've got tins covered with plastic and secured with laccy bands.

I think NMG's litre bottle is a great idea cos it won't need topping up so often

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Update - it looks a bit poorly. Other shoots are going bonkers but I'm out of containers *eeeek*



wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh, I thought you wre supposed to put roots in containers. Or have I got it wrong? The stuffs invincible, and turning up in all sorts of other cornes where I've never seen it before. I'm blaming a lack of nettles

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No, it's the shoots. The idea being that they "drink in" more of the poison, thus killing roots deeper in the ground.

Any roots dug up need to be either bagged-and-binned or burnt.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

An, well that should be easier. I think I must have thought that it's the roots that do the drinking, so you they need to be the ones in the bath. I usually dig them up and up them in the chimenea to dry out. Our barbeque entertainment is watching them burn! Ha ha ha.

astra



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 12 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's definitely working. Plants beginning to look quite sick

Northern Monkey girl: How did yours get on in the rain? I wondered if the rag in the top might act like a wick and soak up the stuff and send it out the wrong way. Was it ok? If so I think it's a much better way than faffing about with plastic coverings!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 12 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

So far so good with the rag
I've added more bottles, but the blooming stuff is sprouting everywhere

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