Roundup/Glyphosphate

I've been using Roundup on the drive and garden but it's pretty expensive at ~£18.99 for 5 litres. Is there a cheaper source for 'glyphosphate', sold as such, rather than the branded version?
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On 03/06/2014 17:55 F wrote:

Forget the ~£18.99, that was from a duff link. ~£22 seems to be more like the going rate!
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On 03/06/2014 18:00, F wrote:

You are supposed to *dilute* the stuff not apply it neat!
Or put another way. How long is the drive?

You can level a fair area of grassland with 5L at standard dilution and a somewhat larger area if you dilute slightly beyond their recommended dose rate. Buttercup ivy and holly will survive it.
Roundup is the most expensive way of buying it and any generic clone with the highest percentage of active ingredient will be almost as good.
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/> I've been using Roundup on the drive and garden but it's pretty

You are supposed to *dilute* the stuff not apply it neat! /q
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At that price its the ready to use stuff.
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On 03/06/2014 22:10, JimK wrote:

Only a complete idiot buys the stuff prediluted.
Same for windscreen wash. The makers have hit upon a great scheme to sell vastly overpriced impure water at *huge* margins.
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On 03/06/2014 21:23 Martin Brown wrote:

It's supplied already diluted...
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On 03/06/2014 23:03, F wrote:

More fool you then - buying overpriced impure water. 500ml of domestic use concentrate and a wand sprayer can be had for about the same price.
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On 04/06/2014 09:57 Martin Brown wrote:

Nothing to do with being a fool. If you're not aware of an alternative then you buy what's available. No doubt you're aware of all options for every product on the market.
A pity you took the time to post just to be abusive. Sign of a real wanker...
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EBay ? 33.50 istr for 5 litres concentrated
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4L/ha would be a stiff agricultural dose.

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5 litres of what? My 1 litre dilutes down to 50 litres of ready-to-use.
I did say, quite deliberately "ordinary stores". I am quite sure that specialist users like farmers can buy the stuff stronger and in larger quantities, but it didn't sound like the OP was one of those.
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On Tuesday, 3 June 2014 23:19:07 UTC+1, Tim Streater wrote:

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CONCENTRATE what else?

Ebay! any fool can buy it if they care to look.
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Then you're paying £20 for 5 litres of ready-to-use. I pay £40 for 50 litres (by buying the concentrate).
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On 03/06/2014 23:20 Tim Streater wrote:

Which is why I'm asking the question...
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F wrote:

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And I already answered it. You can buy the 360gm/litre concentrate from B&Q. I expect more concentrated is available, but I wouldn't know where to get it.
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On Wednesday, 4 June 2014 09:27:50 UTC+1, Tim Streater wrote:

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Ebay like I already said....
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Well you might be a dope like the OP.

Which I avoid wherever possible.
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On 04/06/2014 11:30 Tim Streater wrote:

So, anyone who doesn't have *all* the answers, is a 'dope'. I bow to your smug superiority.
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Look F, it's really simple. I didn't know *anything* about glyphosate 20 years ago, until I made the mistake of have a shrub bed rotovated. Unfortunately it contained a clump of Japanese Knotweed. So instead of one knotweed plant I suddenly had a billion. On getting advice from the neighbours I then dug up and burnt the rootball (several wheelbarrow loads) and then spent seven years applying glyphosate to knotweed shoots as they appeared. I was a dope because I didn't check whether rotovating a bed containing unknown plants was wise or not.
In your case you might have checked the product shelf a bit more, and wondered why your 5-litre bottle was "only" £20 or so, and right next to it was a much smaller bottle for twice the price.
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