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It always surprises me how dandelions can manage to take root in places where nothing else wants to grow. If you wanted something else to grow there, it would probably wither and die. A squirt of Weedol will soon sort them out.

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If you don't get the long root out they will sprout again, if getting to the root is problematic, then a strong weed killer may be the only solution. I dig out all my dandelions in both the railway and garden, and after 10 years they still appear, but in very few numbers.

The main problem is that the worst affected areas used to be single track. When I doubled it, I just put a thin layer of concrete next to the original for the new track. The seeds found their way down the joint between the two foundations. I do have a root remover tool but that only works in soil.
It always surprises me how dandelions can manage to take root in places where nothing else wants to grow. If you wanted something else to grow there, it would probably wither and die. A squirt of Weedol will soon sort them out.

Rik
Yes they do seem to grow where nothing else will. I do have weedkillers but I'm worried about the moggies!
 

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The main problem is that the worst affected areas used to be single track. When I doubled it, I just put a thin layer of concrete next to the original for the new track. The seeds found their way down the joint between the two foundations. I do have a root remover tool but that only works in soil.

Yes they do seem to grow where nothing else will. I do have weedkillers but I'm worried about the moggies!
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Pretty well most weeds, especially in their early stages, hate boiling water. That was a tip from a radio professional gardener and it works pretty well.
 

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Pretty well most weeds, especially in their early stages, hate boiling water. That was a tip from a radio professional gardener and it works pretty well.
Yep!

DO mind the cats..
Oh! Don't wear shorts, when applying..
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Pretty well most weeds, especially in their early stages, hate boiling water. That was a tip from a radio professional gardener and it works pretty well.
The trick is getting the boiling water from the stove to the lawn.....:think:.....The best way I know is to fill a thermos and shlep back and forth between the stove and yard. Otherwise, its surprising how quickly boiling water cools and you're simply watering the weeds.....:rofl:
 

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The trick is getting the boiling water from the stove to the lawn.....:think:.....The best way I know is to fill a thermos and shlep back and forth between the stove and yard. Otherwise, its surprising how quickly boiling water cools and you're simply watering the weeds.....:rofl:
Last year, I plugged a kettle in the porch so it wasn't too bad - but the dandys seem to survive almost everything (must be in their DNA). Funny though - I used to like Dandelions (as in Dandelion and Burdock pop)!

I've even thought of using a syringe to adminster the weed killer into the roots.
 

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Last year, I plugged a kettle in the porch so it wasn't too bad - but the dandys seem to survive almost everything (must be in their DNA). Funny though - I used to like Dandelions (as in Dandelion and Burdock pop)!

I've even thought of using a syringe to adminster the weed killer into the roots.
Have you not thought of spraying the track with some of your excellent Irish whiskey, that way the weeds will come up half cut.

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Have you not thought of spraying the track with some of your excellent Irish whiskey, that way the weeds will come up half cut.

David

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Don't worry, I'll support the local distilleries for you both. The things men do for their friends!
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If I see an dandelion flower anywhere in the garden, I pull it off before it goes to seed.

A translocated herbicide weedkiller will do the trick and Weedol is suitable for lawns ;);)
 

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It always surprises me how dandelions can manage to take root in places where nothing else wants to grow. If you wanted something else to grow there, it would probably wither and die. A squirt of Weedol will soon sort them out.

Rik
Well, it's an example of survival of the fittest.

There is no definition of a weed, they are just common plants, but because of their ability to grow in difficult places, they (including dandelions) are quite common :devil: :devil:
 

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Personally I quite like dandelions. TBH I couldn't tell the time without one :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
 
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I find time for them because they are in flower early in the year and so provide a source of food for bees and other insects, but I keep an eye on them and nip the flower off before it seeds.