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Re: Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) was poke&garlicmustard

We don't get the ground ivy. I do have some kind of wild climbing ivy,
but it dies over the winter so it's not a real problem. Sounds like we
don't get a lot of weeds that y'all have. Maybe they just can't stand 2
months of 100 degrees and no rain so they don't get this far. Crab grass
and dallis grass is another story however. Miserable stuff. I've pulled
my back out a few times yanking that junk out. And don't get me started
on Bermuda...

still 24 degrees here - aughhh!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 27 Jan 2003 02:10:58 -0500

>The only success I've had (and it is marginal) is pulling it out and
>continuing to do so until no more remains - this over a several year
>period.  It not only spreads by rooting down where the stems touch
>soil, but those lovely flowers set copious seed, which sprouts
>In some areas of very loose soil composed of rotted woodchips, I roll
>it up like a rug - massive, massive amounts.  Makes good compost if
>your heap heats up well and you get it into the center where it gets
>no light - otherwise, it just keeps growing.  Roots left in the
>ground will resprout and any tiny bit of root will resprout, so
>digging is probably just going to spread it around a bit more.  If
>you don't let any leaves grow, eventually the roots die out, but the
>seedbank in the soil remains for quite a number of years.
>Rotsa ruck, there Eva...once you have ground ivy, you always have
>ground ivy:-)
>(BTW guys...ground ivy is not at all related to Hedera helix, the
>evergreen ivy that grows up trees by attaching itself via its aerial
>rootlets...totally different child.)
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: EvaTEsq@aol.com
>> Anyone have any idea how to get rid of this stuff -- Glechoma
>> (ground ivy)?  Is roundup going to be my product of choice this
>> I started with a little patch of it in my yard.  Tried pulling it
>-- it 
>> didn't work.  Now I have massively spreading sections of it
>throughout my 
>> lawn.
>> Although it appears to choke out anything in its path, a small part
>of me 
>> feels bad about getting rid of it due to the pretty purple flowers
>in the 
>> spring & the fact that the bumble bees LOVE those flowers.  But it
>> seriously getting out of hand.
>> Any advice is appreciated!!!
>> Eva
>> Long Island, NY
>> Zone 6/7
>> "Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade."
>> Rudyard Kipling
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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