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Stinging Nettles

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Peter Finn, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Peter Finn

    Peter Finn Apprentice Gardener

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    Up till 2 years ago I used a Stinging Nettle specific selective weedkiller called something like "Nettlex" or "Nettlemaster" which was excellent. The maker was then taken over by the makers of "RoundUp" which kills weeds but leaves me with a desert instead of just killing off the stingers. Does anyone know of a replacement I can obtain? Please don"t give me a lecture about leaving the stingers for the butterflies....I already leave odd patches for them!!! I have large areas of stingers in a wild area which I want to colonise with other wild plants.
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Gardening...A work of Heart

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    I too find 'RoundUp' rather harsh so I ended up digging out the roots I didn't want and left clumps of nettles where I did, surrounded by wild flowers and eventually grass.
     
  3. oktarine

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    Digging them out is the best option!
     
  4. Freddy

    Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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    Hi folks. I assume that this kind of weedkiller is best applied at the start of the growing season ? I too have a rather large patch of stingers which MUST go ! The area needs to be cleared to make way for my raised beds. Cheers...freddy.
     
  5. Leucojum

    Leucojum Gardener

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    Got to agree, digging out the roots is the best option. It aint that hard either. Leucojum
     
  6. Pro Gard

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    SBK or similar selective

    Or dig up.
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Total Gardener

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    Dig them out - you'll have to loosen the soil anyway if you are going to sow/plant wild flowers.
     
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