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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">Bill wrote:<br>
need to remove a whole bunch of really annoying viney weeds which
someone else planted in my flower beds (they may have been "cute"
at one time) --now it's time for all of them to go. </blockquote>
I see that it has been 9 weeks since I made my post above. In a
dedicated way, I worked all of the soil and removed virtually all of
the annoying viney weeds. But we have had a lot of rain since
Now I am facing "new growth"--at least several kinds of weeks (not
the original viney ones), almost 3 feet high and fairly dense. I've
got 2 sessions in, one more to finish again. My wife suggested a
"tarp" so we/I don't have to deal with them in another 9 weeks. <br>
I was thinking of some "hens and chicks" as groundcover, but it will
take years for them to spread (and they are pricey on a per-each
basis). My dad showed me, when I was a youngster, that they spread
very effectively. I am also thinking about mulch. Will that
adequately take care of my problems? Other ideas? Sell the house?
P.S. Concerning my new Spading Fork. Why do they even make them
with 3 foot handles like the one I bought (for kids or short
people)? I regret not buying one with a good 5 foot handle, for
the leverage. I still really like it compared to the shovel. They
both have their place.<br>
On Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:44:54 PM UTC-4, Bill wrote:
elp it along if you want it to spread. Read more about it here:
I can speak to drainage issues first, well second, hand.
SWMBO runs a greenhouse at a farm that is used as a day-hab for disabled ad
ults. She has hens and chicks growing in an old sink as a decoration. She w
as having problems with them until she realized that they were getting too
much water from the timer-based sprinkler system. She moved the sink to a d
ryer zone and they are doing quite well now.
They should be happy here, if they don't mind the direct sunlight. It's
raining here today, so I'll move them in within the next couple of
days. My experience with hens and chicks has 2 elements:
- They grew well where I grew up in the midwest, which in retrospect had
a somewhat sandy soil in general.
- Someone gave me a pot of them a long while back as a gift, and I
enjoyed them as an apartment dweller in 3 states. I took good care of
them and they grew well and they eventually outgrew their pot. So I
bought them a bigger container and some "decent" potting soil which I
mixed with some dirt. In a few days they turned to "mush" and I
discarded them. Sort of hurt my feelings....
Each of these experiences are consistent with the link that you sent.
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