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Re: Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) was poke&garlic mustard


Eva--We have the same stuff here in NE. I've used "Weed-B-Gon" in the past,
it works but should be applied in the fall, and repeated for a couple of
years.  It isn't a 100% forever cure, but it works pretty well. Rich i Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:54 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) was poke&garlic mustard


> In a message dated 1/14/2003 6:36:46 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com writes:
>
> > However, I couldn't agree with you more on
> > garlic mustard - it's the bane of my life.  You have expressed distaste
for
> >
> > Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy), too, which is the other most invasive
weed
> >
> > in my garden.
>
> Anyone have any idea how to get rid of this stuff -- Glechoma hederacea
> (ground ivy)?  Is roundup going to be my product of choice this spring?
>
> 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 is
> 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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