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Jim wolohan
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Introduction Reply with quote

Hi i joined up a couple of weeks ago but only got round to introduction now. I started to build an orential garedn about 3 years ago. I've figured out most of it but i need to do the fine tuning now so im hoping to call on your expertise. The garden is about 40 feet wide and about 120 feet long. It falls away from the house in about a 1 in 6 graidiant so I hade to plateau most of it. I have a bit of a thing for hostas and ferns. I'll try and get a few pics posted over the next day or 2 and I'll have a few questions. Looking foward to all your advise,
Kind regards Jim
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along Jim, looking forward to the photos so as we can see what we are dealing with.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Oriental garden sounds good.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jim and welcome! Ooh Oriental Gardens, you're talking my language! Look forward to seeing the photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a few pics.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Hoping to build an oriental garden"?
a) I think you are halfway there already
b) you probably don't have much choice at this stage

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to kill that lawn. Whats the best time?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuke it anytime with Roundup.
Cue the anti glyphosphate brigade any minute now!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the best time to do it ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any time at all if you want to trash the soil for ever.

Yes it's me the one remaining member of the anti Glyphosate brigade.

I used to use it and fell for the ' it becomes inert on contact with the soil ' blurb. I now regard it as a vile toxin. Cue hysterical laughter from all points of the compass. You know something, I really don't care.

BTW jealous of the stone lanterns - how many have you got?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just follow the instruction for mixing on the label. For best results at this time of year apply during a mini heatwave which coincidentally is right now for quickest kill. Put no pass on the tree hugging nordie!!! Us south easterners have to stick together.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just jump to the rescue of Lady F here, Jim. It rather depends on your timetable for the next stage of whatever you want to do with that area, but a sheet of builders' black polythene sheeting will do it KINDLY over time, so that you don't have poisoned soil to work with. A quick whizz over it with a rotovator first wouldn't go amiss either, so that you start again with nice loose soil.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tree huggers will have you pulling it up blade by blade by hand if they had their way!!!!!!!
I have a half acre vegetable plot and use roundup all the time. It's a quick kill. I have good crops every year and I don't believe that I am poisoned yet. If you are in no hurry then use the plastic sheeting.

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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a load of IRISH ORGANIC WEEDKILLER in my shed. They were giving it away in my local hardware store. Would it work?. If not i like the idea of the plastic would that take long to work?. I'm not in any hurry. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you use plastic sheeting you will end up with a population of slugs roughly akin to the population of China. Think of all the problems they and their future generations will bring. I'll say no more.
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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
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