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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:

I was interested in the Vinegar Theory and pricewise it sounds very attractive so I'll purchase a Litre of both and see which does the trick as I have a large area to cover. Again a big Thank you to all concerned I'll keep you up to Date over the coming Weeks..........Dave.


Sorru forgot to mention about using vineger is that it doesn't really kill down to the roots, and the weeds do tend to come back, but if you regaullay spray the weed every 10 days or so, then the roots will soon die away also.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some very interesting suggestions and I appreciate them all. The area I'm most concerned about is the Pebbled Drive-in which has little or no Soil within Spade depth as its all Hardcore but still manages to grow healthy Weeds Month after Month.
I just completed refreshing the Drive with 20 Ton of Stone in the last 2 Weeks and the little Blighters are back again thanks to our Weather,had more Torrential downpours today so basically did nothing bet when I get the Hospital call the Indian Summer will begin..............Dave.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeks wrote:
Geranimojess wrote:

I was interested in the Vinegar Theory and pricewise it sounds very attractive so I'll purchase a Litre of both and see which does the trick as I have a large area to cover. Again a big Thank you to all concerned I'll keep you up to Date over the coming Weeks..........Dave.


Sorru forgot to mention about using vineger is that it doesn't really kill down to the roots, and the weeds do tend to come back, but if you regaullay spray the weed every 10 days or so, then the roots will soon die away also.




Thanks.I'll still give it a go anyway as one other area is the Dogs Compound and I'd be happier using the Vinegar {as long as he does'nt ask for Fish n Chips to go with it }
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roundup weedkiller 'probably' causes cancer, says WHO study
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/21/roundup-cancer-who-glyphosate-
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in related news - japan have refused to buy meat from norway because the levels of pesticide in the whale meat is double the limit allowed; and it's pesticides which were essentially banned 30 years ago which are being detected:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2015/mar/23/japan-refuses-norways-toxic-whale-meat
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can still strongly recommend pouring very hot water on weeds after you've made tea, or drained pasta. It does work, and although it's a little often, it does help.
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I was talking to a man two weeks ago with cancer. Local doctor and hospital couldn't diagnose him. So off he goes to Dublin and eventually found out from the fourth consultant that it was the weedkiller he was using. A Monsanto product. He says that what he has learnt out of all this is that we all do not put enough protective clothing on. Myself included.
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i've learned since posting this article that the IARC have only ever once found a chemical 'not carcinogenic', so their results can be viewed in that light.
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