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

I worked very hard last year to get rid of ivy that the previous homeowners
had planted years ago.  While out ripping it off of trees, fence, and
everything else imaginable- my next door neighbor came out and helped!  he
hated it too!  Anyway, we tore out all other branching pieces, dug up roots,
and poured brush-b-gone on the few remaining leaves.  I have reapplied
brush-b-gone to any leaves that re=emerge and after the leaf died off a few
weeks later I'd try todug down to get as much of the attached root out as
possible. And so far I am winning the war.  It is a giant pain- but worth
it!  I hope this helps with your battle.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of EvaTEsq@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:55 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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
> Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy), too, which is the other most invasive
> 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

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!!!

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

"Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade."
Rudyard Kipling

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