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 -----
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 2:05
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi
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 his
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 Chatsworth
From: Linda Mann
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2009 12:55:50
REB: Belvi Queen
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?