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Re: REB: Belvi Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet, Loic

  • Subject: Re: REB: Belvi Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet, Loic
  • From: AISSlides <gbyp123@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 06:03:25 -0700 (PDT)


I had a thought - have not tried it around irises.
We live in the mountains and have plenty of poison oak,
it can get very expensive to use round-up so we go to the
99 cents store and buy bleach.  100% in the sprayer and
coat the leaves top and bottom - from a distance!
In less than 24-hours they are shrivled and dead.
Nettles have leaves---???
Food for thought.

From: Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 12:01:51 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen - Mike, Griff, Janet, Loic


Thank you to Mike, Griff, Janet, and Loic.  All of you made great suggestions. I was afraid to try roundup in any way.   I will definitely try some of these techniques this fall.  Maybe I can get rid of some of the crabgrass at least in the one iris area.  It won't so for the stinging nettles because they are just everywhere.  The crabgrass is in clumps but with those nasty underground runners.

Thank you all again,

Jan in Chatsworth

From: J. Griffin Crump <jgcrump@cox. net>
To: iris-photos@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 7:15:23 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen


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 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen


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 field. 

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 <lmann@lock-net. com>
To: iris-photos@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2009 12:55:50 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen


With the magic of Roundup, a few rebloomers are appearing...

This one is such a tough, reliable old thing, it surprises me no
descendants are registered. Not very fertile? Ugly ugly children?

Linda Mann
E. TN.

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