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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roundup (glyphosate) works by being absorbed into the leaves. Then it spreads throughout the plant (hence 'systemic') in order to kill it. To get the best results on a plant with such an extensive root system as bind weed it is important to use it properly. Make sure the plant is growing strongly and that there are plenty of leaves to apply the weed killer to. You can get a gel-like form of glyphosate which you can paint on. It sounds tedious but using it will avoid collateral damage on other plants like your azaleas. Follow the manufacturer's instructions about quantities to use, timing and rainfall, carefully. You may need a second application later in the season.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Guy is your name and Good Guy is your style.
Thank you so much....................now we wait for fine weather and declare war on Bind Weed
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And thanks for putting up the pictures as requested. ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean by that comment?

I don't have a camera.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll back a bit.
"Could somebody post a picture of this invasive weed?"

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you joined this forum you received a private message from the site administrator. You would do well to read it, for the first time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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tagwex: Oooooops, should I go to the naughty step for all eternity?


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But I may give you "Freddies curse".

Did you ever hear of "Freddies curse"?



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tagwex: Afraid not and I am also afraid to ask!
Freddie Kruger maybe......


I had the great pleasure last summer to visit the village of Roundstone, which lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay. The reason for my visit to this Connemara village was to meet up with a client, who then led me from Roundstone through winding roads and hidden boreens until we finally arrived at their home and garden.

Before we left the village I had a chance to take a look around and appreciate the lapping water of the harbour, the pub fronts, seafood restaurants, craft shops and cafés, before my eyes finally settled on a less than welcome sight.
It was another of Irelands invasive species that I had spotted and this time it was Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

“You might call it knotweed, but we call it Freddie’s curse here”. My client related the tale to me how “Freddie” was a cargo boatman who brought traces of plant back from one of his foreign shipping trips, and from one trace a legion of plants sprung forth.

How true it was............. I do not know.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Did I ever hear of Freddies curse?"
In all fairness how would I have heard of local folklore way up in Connemara in a village that I have never heard of from way down here in the south east? Nice story though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of Roundstone??? Go to the back of the class ! ! Smile Smile

Beautiful, beautiful place, particularly when coming in by boat.

Spend one of your weekends there. You'll find the whole area really stunning.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, have to agree with some of that. Had a look at google earth to see where it is and it does indeed look fantastic. We have a Roundwood in these parts (in Wicklow) so that will have to do me. Have never been that far up the country, been to Galway City and Connemara a few times alright. We don't all have a mini version of the QE2, my little van will have to do me! To be fair it is approx. 150 miles as the crow flies. Are you familiar with all the little villages in Wexford KS?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi T.,

Wexford? Where's that then? Smile Smile

No, seriously, I really must visit Wexford properly some time, if even only to see the infamous Wexford Willow! Smile Smile . (I'm waiting for Sive to invite me!) Smile Smile The only times I've been there, is a flying visit through Rosslare.
btw, has anyone noticed the number of Speed Camera Vans when going through Co. Wexford. It must be a profitable territory for them.

And for a little bit of useless information, Courtown is the only seaside place on this island, which has virtually no tide. You didn't know that, did you? Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHAT ? No tide .....? I wonder what that water is, then, that comes in and cuts off the section of Courtown beach we walk on......I wouldn't believe everything you hear....... that must be a Rural Folk Myth ( as opposed to an urban one )
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