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    when i was doun the plot on sunday I could see it comeing back up after all that digging an all its inbetween our onions tryed getting it out and it whent snap again
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    I read some where, sorru cant remember where reading so much new gardening info at the moment, Please forgive if it was on here POINT is that Tagetes Minuta, Mexican marigold is said to give something off from its roots that kills dind weed roots and those of other pereninal weeds. Haventtried it yet but my seeds arrived yesterday from 'Sarah Ravens Kitchen and garden Range' priced at 1-95. I had to search the web for them, as they arn't stocked as yet by main seed companies. They grow to about 4/5 ft and smell bd and are ugly - but its worth putting up with all the bad points if the good one works as stated.
    Has any grape ever tryed these? if so do they work?
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    Thank you for post LJ it proves what graet info there is on here, and a great freindly place to learn.
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    If you are going to use Glysophate or uther cemicals use a cut down pop bottle place the bottle over the weed and spray down the neck of the bottle that way it will only go on the weed
    Some things in their natural state have the most VIVID colors
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    I had bindweed in my garden and managed to get rid of it, in the end I had to follow and dig out every single root.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobby View Post
    If you are going to use Glysophate or uther cemicals use a cut down pop bottle place the bottle over the weed and spray down the neck of the bottle that way it will only go on the weed
    Brilliant tip, Dobby - thank you.

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    I also have bindwind on my allotments. I keep digging it out, it keeps it down, but still having trouble with it. Someone has suggested, when it comes into leaf use a burning gun on it, it supposed to kill the cells and hopefully the plant will die. I am going to try this out this year.

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    I see it as a marathon, not a sprint. Keep it down little and often. After 4 years it is seriously weakening on my plot. Each year brings less . I can tolerate it now and eventually it will be gone. Every time it shows it's head, get rid of it. It has to give up eventually......doesn't it?

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