Re: REB: Belvi Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet, Loic
- Subject: Re: REB: Belvi Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet, Loic
- From: "Francesca Thoolen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 06:26:23 -0700
Jan, We live in the SF East Bay Area, and for
poison oak we cut them, very carefully, down to the ground, leaving a small stub
and take weed killer and paint the tips, pure, right out of the bottle or can.
They not only die but do not come back! This of course would be difficult to
apply to crab grass which up scattering seeds covers all areas, even where
irises grow. For them, we wait for their new 'seedlings', when they are about
2-3" tall, wet the ground to soften it and then just patiently pull them
out before they can grow any taller and reach seed scatter status. The roots are
about only 1 inch or so long and they come out rather easily. Although tedious
as it may sound it does protect the valuable plants we do not want to kill.
However this would not be practical if you are talking acreage!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 6:03
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi
Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet, Loic
I had a thought - have not tried it around irises.
We live in the mountains and have plenty of poison oak,
it can get very expensive to use round-up so we go to the
99 cents store and buy bleach. 100% in the sprayer and
coat the leaves top and bottom - from a distance!
In less than 24-hours they are shrivled and dead.
Nettles have leaves---????
Food for thought.
From: Jan Lauritzen
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009
[iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet,
Thank you to Mike, Griff, Janet, and Loic. All of you made great
suggestions. I was afraid to try roundup in any way. I will definitely
try some of these techniques this fall. Maybe I can get rid of some of
the crabgrass at least in the one iris area. It won't so for the
stinging nettles because they are just everywhere. The crabgrass is in
clumps but with those nasty underground runners.
Thank you all
Jan in Chatsworth
From: J. Griffin Crump
iris-photos@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 7:15:23
Subject: Re: [iris-photos]
REB: Belvi Queen
Jan -- When weeds that can't be
pulled -- i.e., certain ground covers that spread by underground
runners, including, even, bamboo -- invade an iris bed, I pour
maximum strength Roundup into a small container like a baby food jar, then use
an artist's paint brush to apply the Roundup directly to the plant
leaves. It works beautifully on the ground covers, but takes more than
one application on the bamboo. -- Griff
Original Message -----
Friday, September 18, 2009 2:05 PM
Re: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen
Linda, Going back to last week, you said "With the magic of
Roundup, a few rebloomers are appearing... " How do you use Roundup
around the irises without getting those strange flowers. My neighbor
used it a few years ago and I had some terrible blooms on the plants near
I ask because I have a terrible crabgrass problem
in one of my iris beds. No matter how much I dig, some still escapes
me and it comes back in full attack.
Thanks, Jan in
From: Linda Mann
To: iris-photos@ yahoogroups.
Sent: Monday, September
7, 2009 12:55:50 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi
With the magic of Roundup, a few rebloomers are appearing...
one is such a tough, reliable old thing, it surprises me no
are registered. Not very fertile? Ugly ugly children?
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