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Eliminating rushes organically


 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Eliminating rushes organically Reply with quote

can anyone suggest a way to get rid of rushes organically, i don't want to use chemicals in the garden
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No-one's responded yet, so you might like to define 'rushes'. Down here the clumps of SEDGES that grow in wetter patches are referred to as 'rushes' so there may be some confusion.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its in a lawn just keep cutting them they will eventually exhaust themselves. Why not allow them to grow and see what else comes up I bet you will have buttercups, cuckoo flowers, tormental emmbrace nature dont be always fighting it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I transplanted some from elsewhere in the garden to my pond margin. They love it there and will make a lovely clump of spikes in a year or two, off- setting the Libertia above the pond and the nearby Dierama. Seamus O'Donnell, in his lovely garden Cluan na dTor, in Falcarragh, has used them to make a spiral maze in a lawn.
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