Yup. I've got some Ivy that I really, realy want to be rid of so about 3
months ago I mixed up a really super duper strong dose of glyphosate
combined with Blackberry/tree herbicide and I put this into a plastic milk
carton and added some detergent to try to get through the waxy coat on the
ivy. I shoved a piece of ivy that is about a foot long into the liquid and
then put a spring loaded peg on it to make sure that the leaves stayed
submerged in the liquid.
I checked this arrangement jsut yesterday and the ivy is still submerged but
the most hopeful things I could say about the ivy is that it looks 'tired'.
The milk carton is under shelter so the herbicide hasn't become adulterated
with rain, but there is not a single sign of death in the filthy ivy.
Its a machine that fires a stream of sand and air at high speed. It is used
for cleaning large areas of rust or dirt on ships and other, usually metal,
structures. It is quite abrasive and you have to wear protective clothing
to use it. It would probably remove any soft mortar from between your
bricks quite quickly. To re-surface brickwork without cutting into the
mortar (any more than into the brick surface) use a concrete refurbisher
which will abrade the whole surface equally.
it is a device used to clean metals of rust or
paint, also to clean surfaces of rocks, bricks,
aimed at a plant it would likely take it out
quickly enough. after using just a bit you would
have a surface that would accept herbicides.
and, no you don't want deer without wolves,
wolves at least keep things in check. wolves
would likely help with the too many roos
birds, so I suppose they transported it here. Is it time to get out the
Indeed, but most users won't know that.
Even Monsanto admits there are problems dealing with ivy, but there are
some useful suggestions here (but note that this is really a website for
Deer in my neighborhood take care of it.
I can't grow ivy except right next to the house. Even that is sparse.
Stuff I tried to grow on banks will get a good start and disappear in
the winter so it is not their favorite food.
Well we are starting to have deer appearring in our paddocks so they might
make it up to the house. I am not in favour of this though given the damage
I've read about in north American gardens. I thought that having mobs of
kangaroos was bad enough.
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