Body & Soul1 min ago
Getting rid of bluebells.
For sure, bluebells look wonderful in my flowerbed, and people steal them from woodlands because they're so attractive - but the ones that insist on growing in the cracks in my paving are driving me nuts!
Does anyone know of a method of eradicating them? They seem to thrive on every type of weedkiller, salt, boiling water, etc, I apply, and I'm sure they're one of these plants where a tiny sliver left in the ground develops into a new plant, and away they go again. Anyone?
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Thanks for the answers, guys. Yes, bluebells are the world's worst to kill off. I have Spanish bluebells as far as I can tell - no perfume. I've got two clumps of Chinadoxa that appeared from nowhere a couple of years ago, and I've left them 'cos they're quite pretty and don't seem to be spreading much.
I've tried Roundup, and bluebells seem to thrive on it! Maybe a daily application is the answer. Roundup works through the leaf and is neutralized on touching the soil. But Jeyes Fluid burns everything, including seeds, and so can be used to sterilise soil. I think you can't use the soil for plants for about six weeks after application.
Lonnie - Don't worry about Potassium Chloride, it's not as bad as you think. The salt alternative 'LoSalt' is made up of 66% of the stuff! And when it's used as a water softener, your pets can safely drink the water.