spot weeding

Monnab
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11:05 PM - Aug 12, 2002 #1

For those tough weeds which grow in the middle of the flower bed. Cut the top and bottom of a bottle of water or soft drink to form a plastic cylinder, place it over the weed in question and spray it with whatever weedkiller you use. It avoids splashes on surrounding plants.
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BryonyUK
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11:34 AM - Aug 15, 2002 #2

Good idea, Monnab, but I don't think it will work on the bindweed in the middle of my flowerbed which is strangling the spirea bumalda. It's awfully difficult to get to.

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helen
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6:31 PM - Aug 15, 2002 #3

Bryony,
I have the same problem with bind weed, I find as soon as it pops it's head out of the ground I dig out as much as possible before it gets a hold on any of my plants.
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7:44 PM - Aug 15, 2002 #4

As an idle thought - just imagine all the bindweed roots under our feet, gardens, houses and roads makes you wonder if it taking over the world
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Jo M
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11:44 PM - Aug 15, 2002 #5

try putting a cane in for it to climb up - when you first see it growing!
when it's big enough - paint carefully with weedkiller....might need to do this a couple of times or so before it works.
doing it this way, stops any weedkiller getting onto your other more precious plants.
good luck
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Mrs Sue
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9:03 PM - Aug 16, 2002 #6

I use SBK - with an old toothbrush - reaches in between plants quite nicely
 
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