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

Thanks, Marge.  I have pulled & pulled this stuff and it keeps spreading.  
I'm going to try frequent applications of Round Up as well.

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

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

In a message dated 1/26/2003 11:12:57 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
mtalt@hort.net writes:

> 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
> nicely.
> 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
> mtalt@hort.net
> Editor:  Gardening in Shade

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