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    Incy is offline Wincy Spider
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    May 2009
    South Manchester


    OOh didn't know it helped against blight!!
    We have loads of it and I actually find it quite therapeutic pulling them up one by one but maybe I'm weird.
    I will now start making a tea from it if it can help fight the blight. Thanks for the tip

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    dexterdoglancashire is offline Mature Fruiter
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    I had a really good 3hrs down at the lottie this morning before my back said stop. Pulled every mares tail out I could and put it in a separate waste bin. Laid down black plastic on my paths. Feel a lot happier than last week.
    Bernie aka DDL

    Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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    Co Kerry, Ireland


    this article suggests its an insecticide as well , you can also clean your pots and pans with it!

    Jiving on down to the beach to see the blue and the gray, seems to be all and it's rosy-it's a beautiful day!

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    fredb is offline Germinator
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    me and my father have an allotment and he adds rape seed oil to the glyphosate weedkiller to help it stick to the waxy leaves it knocks them back but with a few applications of the high strength roundup weedkiller thats sold on ebay,it should kill it completley.

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    I have a customer whose garden is overrun with Mare's Tail - she squirts it with Glyphosate (Roundup) and not the strong stuff, just the over counter spray thingy. It seems to be working!
    All the best - Glutton 4 Punishment
    Freelance shrub butcher and weed removal operative.

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    Atta is offline Germinator
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    Dig up a buckets full of black roots the other day....Hopping it will go away in few years

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