Know Your Weeds

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  1. Phil A

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    Sorted Scrunge, cheers:dbgrtmb:
     
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    They seem to have changed the specific links to types of weeds on that website and only the 'low rosettes' one above seems to be working.

    I'll check out what the others should be.
     
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    My Dad used to weed with vinegar mixed in water, I've never tried it because I don't know how much of each to use, does anyone know this recipe. Vinegar is so cheap. I very often use bleach for between patio flags cleans the flags too.
     
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    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using vinegar as a weed killer.
     
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    • Jack Sparrow

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      I’m not sure where to ask this question but this seems as good a place as any. I’ve had a wild idea that’s problably too far out there, as are most of my ideas. I have cut back the verge away from the hedge and left the rest to grass. I was wondering whether it would be safe to stipple the grass with something like buttercups or similar. Is there anything that I could this with that wouldn’t be invasive and wouldn’t upset any of my neighbours? It would have to survive mowing. Just an idea.

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    • stony

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      The problem with Buttercups is that they are very pretty for a short time and then they start spreading like mad. They can very quickly take over an area.

      A year ago, I prepared a derelict piece of my garden and then laid 50 sq' M of wild flower meadow. It grew and I have had a fantastic show of "weeds" with lovely flowers and the insects were very happy also. After strimming in late October, they soon started growing again and now there is a good carpet. I cannot wait to see how many of the original plants have reseeded to give another display, this year.
       
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        This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
         
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