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RE: Progress on the garden wall

Weed-b-gone, might be something better on the market now, that was two
houses ago...

Only thing that kills creeping Charlie and not what ever grass you might
have left. Expect huge bare spots when you do this and plan ahead to do
something about that. A diligent summer of this can get rid of it, but
if your neighbor has it, guess what, it will be back soon.....

40miles south of Chicago, and yep, the wind can be terrible here at
times. This am it is 9 degrees with a wind chill of zero since it is
only W at 6MPH. No wind and higher temps than yesterday feels like

> Marge: Bingo!! That's the one...persistence thy name is Glechoma
> hederacea! This is the most stubborn plant...after five years I've
> absolutely no inroads in getting rid of this thing. Anybody out there
> ever seen this plant used successfully as part of an overall
> plan because I think I'm really tired of trying to get rid of it...you
> know, sometimes if you can't beat 'em...you may as well figure out how
> to make it useful!
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Tue 01/06, Marge Talt < mtalt@hort.net > wrote:
> From: Marge Talt [mailto: mtalt@hort.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 13:02:08 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Progress on the garden wall
> Hey Melody,<br><br>With tiny purple flowers, I will bet you bottom
> dollar that your<br>plant is Glechoma hederacea, AKA creeping Charlie
> AKA ground ivy. <br>Another clue is that this plant has a definite
> scent; not unpleasant<br>but very noticeable when you pull it. I have
> in abundance. Have<br>written about it with some scans that might help
> you in IDing your<br>pest. Check
> <br>scroll
> down; it's toward the bottom of the article.<br><br>Marge Talt, zone 7
> Maryland<br>who'd best get back to
> work!<br><br>mtalt@hort.net<br>Editor: Gardening in
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> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com><br>> <br>> Ceres: The following is
> real question, not meant in jest, tho' it<br>> might sound like it:
> do you distinguish Creeping Jenny from<br>Creeping<br>> Charlie? I'm
> sorry, I don't know the official names of either of<br>these,<br>> but
> one of them is downright invading my entire
> property...I've<br>pretty<br>> much resigned myself to having this
> creeping plant everywhere and I<br>do<br>> like the little tiny purple
> flowers, but I'd just like to know<br>which one<br>> I have.<br>>
> <br>> <br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>> <br>> "The most beautiful thing we
> can experience is the mysterious." <br>> --Albert Einstein<br>> <br>>
> --- On Sun 01/04, < Cersgarden@aol.com > wrote:<br>> From: [mailto:
> Cersgarden@aol.com]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Sun, 4 Jan
> 2004 12:41:36 EST<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Progress on the garden
> wall<br>> <br>> In a message dated 1/4/04 10:56:46 AM,
> kmrsy@comcast.net<br>> writ
> es:<br><br><< Sagina subulata is Irish Moss. >><br><br>Kitty,<br>do
> you<br>> have this in your garden? My experience in my garden is it
> <br>does<br>fine<br>> but does not rapidly spread. I have used it
> stepping stones.<br>> <br>There are several varieties of ajuga that do
> well & add color<br>> variation. Also <br>love Lysimachia nummularia
> 'Aurea' (creeping<br>jenny)<br>> as a nice ground cover & <br>the
> enhances other
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