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How to get rid of these plants

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by MissP, 26th Aug, 2016.

  1. MissP

    MissP Member

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    Hello,
    My garden is over grown with these weed plants and want to know how I can get rid of them for good. I don't know the name of them - can anyone help. I have attached pictures.
    They have very hardy root system.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. bob shovel

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    No pictures.

    I'll take a punt and say you'll need roundup, bobcat then fire. Enjoy
     
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  3. ZephG

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    If it is not anywhere near drains and the water runoff from heavy rain won't cause an issue, diesel fuel mixed with Roundup is a lethal combination as the diesel helps it soak in. Just be super vigilant as to where it's used.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

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    Diesel will contaminate your soil - not advisable.

    Roundup, weednfeed, black plastic works
     
  5. MissP

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    Thanks @bob shovel and @ZephG

    Sorry pictures now attached.

    Can you help me with names of these weed plants?

    And how to get rid of them.

    First one is a climber and is taking over, covering the exterior of the house. Embedding itself on anything. Covering the gutters and rooftop of the house.

    Thanks
     

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  6. Username86

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    Oh! those plants are absolute pests.

    We have them at home and they span into 2 different neighbouring properties so a finite solution would require some negotiation. Ours is a rental so we just do the roundup every 6 months or so but they will creep back over the fence.

    Even when you do get rid of them they leave marks/remains on the fence.

    I would suggest be very persistent with the roundup and if they are in the neighbour’s property maybe offer to supply the roundup for them to get it from their side.
     
  7. Scott No Mates

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    One's Ivy, the other looks like Creeping Jesus or 'Wandering Dew'.
     
  8. WattleIdo

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    My thoughts exactly. I knew it was wandering dew before I saw the pictures - almost impossible to get rid of. The Ivy should be pulled out, weeded out, sprayed, poisoned, covered etc. Even though it looks nice.
    Be careful of animals with all the poison around.
     
  9. Joynz

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    Wandering dew? Is that a typo?
     
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    The best way to get rid of Wandering Jew is Starane or a Roundup type spray.
     
  11. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit of an each way bet

    Wandering dew or Wandering Jew

    Depends on your reference.
     
  12. Colin Rice

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    I would rip them up and pave over or artificial grass. I aint no Gardner ;)
     
  13. MissP

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    Looks like the area has been concreted in the past.. and weed has broken through..

    Likewise area has been laid with artificial grass but keeps growing back up inbetween gaps or will break through.. nothing seems to stop it.
     
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  14. S.T

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    That climbing Ivy you'll need to pull out, had it on one of my old properties. Can also hire a gardener to do it. Once out, keep vigilant incase it pops up somewhere, especially if roots are on neighbours side. Nasty stuff and very hard to kill.
     
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