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We have just discovered an amazing, safe ragwort control!
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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 18/07/2013 13:22

Dfriend has a bit of a problem, as the neighbours dont rag pick. She uses all of her space so cant use a weed killer. She has been trying lots of different things on the dreaded weeds to see what works. The answer is dead simple!
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Vinegar!
Seriously, she has been spraying malt vinegar on them. The first year rosettes go brown and crispy within a couple of hours, and within a day or two she is able to rub them with her foot and they just turn to dust! The roots die too!
I am seriously impressed!

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Littlebigbum · 18/07/2013 13:39

Yeap good news, acid I guess

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Pixel · 18/07/2013 21:59

Ah we were told salt and vinegar. Perhaps we didn't need the salt after all Confused

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 18/07/2013 22:14

Dishwasher salt works quite well too. Just sprinkle some onto the plant and water in. The good thing about vinegar is it doesn't need watering!

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Pixel · 18/07/2013 23:15

Now we need something that gets rid of wild parsnip if anyone has any suggestions! Can't even dig the stuff up like we do the ragwort, it resists all efforts.

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 19/07/2013 08:42

Try these suggestions Pixel. You never know.

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poppysaid · 21/07/2013 08:26

Creosote is very effective too, and the plant doesnt then grow back the year after.

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