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Author Topic: B&Q ...only 2 non glyphosate Weedkiller's in entire store  (Read 414 times)
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« on: May 30, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »

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I needed to order a few bits to make a start on plans for gardens / access etc.
Whilst looking at a very modestly priced  grinder I noted a clearance on many Weedkiller's etc.

Not clear on their website what's glyphosate & what's not.

So rang store, ..here's the rub, out of hundreds of lawn products they were either Monsanto owned or Monsanto agreed distribution (the miracle grow company / Scotts).

2 non glyphosate products out of all that, which still "linked" with Monsanto.

Farcical, hardly giving choice when dominated by very dubious companies!

Need some decent deep root killing alternatives (brambles) if you can suggest something effective I can buy to put down this summer whilst cutting back to roots.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 09:39:02 PM »


Need some decent deep root killing alternatives (brambles) if you can suggest something effective I can buy to put down this summer whilst cutting back to roots.

SBK for domestic use, Kaskara for professional use, some sites say withdrawn but others say available.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 10:23:31 PM »

Thanks tinbum, I'll do a search.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 02:11:46 AM »

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Need some decent deep root killing alternatives (brambles).

Brambles do not need deep root killing.

I used a bladed strimmer to initially cut down to a foot or so, though if it's not too dense a lopper does not take too long and you can cut into barrow-sized lengths as you go along.

After cutting down, locate and remove the crowns with any growing buds. These buds will generally be up to 2in below the soil surface.

The deeper bare underground roots will not re-shoot.

You will still need to look out for new seedlings for a few years.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 02:39:53 AM »

I'd Norma!ly agree with that statement, however after digging out same root in a set area it made little difference each year in the past, superstrong rootballs that seem to defy the odds & now they've beaten me with their tenacity & ability to send me back inside with sciatica.

I curse the vicar who landscaped it so badly & laid gravel to soil.
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