Roundup weedkiller

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  1. Sheal

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    B&Q are discontinuing their range of Roundup weedkiller. By chance I was in there today and picked up the last six 1 ltr bottles for £1 each, usually selling at just under £5.
     
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        The round up panic begins I assume.:biggrin:

        What are they offering as an alternative?
         
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          Mostly the Resolva range @pete but I've not used that and don't know how good it is. Right now I'm trying to kill bracken and Roundup seems to be working.
           
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            Don’t use much of it but it is such a useful weedkiller. Folks will struggle without these weed killers:sad:
             
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              I prefer not to use weedkillers @Verdun but bracken is a devil to shift/kill, and I've got the added problem of it growing in a field next door that isn't maintained. :doh:
               
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                Trying to get a breakdown on what Resolva contains, think it might have a bit of Glyphosate in it?

                Are we seeing a knee jerk reaction by B&Q to "round up"?
                 
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                  I've found this @pete ....

                  Resolva Xtra Tough Weed Killer Review - Weedicide

                  It does look that way. This may be to do with the EU proposal to ban it. The question is if we Brexit will it still be available to us here in Britain?
                   
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                    Unless that's the concentrated stuff, even when reduced the diluted spray bottles sold in shops/GCs normally work out more expensive than buying the superconcentrated glyphosate (360g/L) from ebay.

                    But some people might struggle to find enough weeds to make it worthwhile buying glyphosate 360.
                     
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                    The active ingredient in a lot of the Resolva range appears to be glyphosate, but it's not Roundup folks so that's alright.
                     
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                      I do use weedkiller selectively and responsibly. Like Scrungee I buy the concentrated Glyphosate 360 on Ebay. The stuff I have should last me years.
                       
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                        Possibly Goats could replace Roundup? :biggrin:
                         
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                          45ml of standard shop/GC concentrate containing 120g/L is added to one gall/4.546L to make 4.591L of spray containing 5.4g of glyphosate.

                          5L of 360g/L superconcentrated glyphosate is about £29 delivered from ebay. 5L of 360g/L will contain 1,800g and make 1,530L of spray costing only 2p/L.

                          Homebase reduced to clear 1L Roundup @ £1/L is still incredibly expensive. Their full price of £4.95/L is absolutely ridiculous.

                          Spray made from shop bought 120g spray works out (using £17.50 for 540ml from Wilko) at 32p/L is still very expensive.


                          I've got enough left to spray out over 4,000 square metres.

                          EDIT: Coverage rates are often based on using a fine spray, which may make you extremely unpopular if using that method of application on an allotment plot on a windy day, so I tend to use a watercan with a weedkiller bar rose which normally uses more concentrate. It's not only your neighbours' crops, but your own stuff downwind that could be wiped out.
                           
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                              @Scrungee I bought the Roundup 1 litre bottles as spot sprays for my gravel drive. They wouldn't be enough to tackle the area of bracken I have. Although it is starting to die back after the first spraying I think it will need a second spraying so I'll probably buy the 360 super concentrated.
                               
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