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Nettles! How to Kill!

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Orionaut, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Orionaut

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

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    Apart from the nuke from orbit option.

    What form of chemical weapon of mass destruction will reliably destroy nettles but will nevertheless still leave the resulting nettle apocalyptic wasteland still capable of supporting other life?

    (You know. Like grass, apple trees, whatever?)

    :D
     
  2. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 24,216

    Location: Northern England

    A spade. Dig them out.
     
  3. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 10,477

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Glycophosphate based weedkiller nukes nettles and 6 weeks or so later has been broken down
     
  4. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

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    Location: M28

    Yep, this stuff is the business. Got a 5l off eBay, Gallup XL, years ago and still have loads left.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173902671055
     
  5. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

    +1
     
  6. FISHGUTS

    Hitman

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    Location: N.W. England

    Glyphosate will kill everything.
    If your just wanting to kill weeds & not grass you need a pasture weedkiller like Grazon
     
  7. Maundie

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,686

    Sorry to thread hijack but would this stuff be ok to use under my hedge or would it kill the hedge as well as the weeds (the Weedol stuff I've got does kill them but they come back in a couple of weeks)?
     
  8. thezappa

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 1, 2012

    Posts: 727

    Yes, provided you don’t spray it on the leaves of the hedge. Although if the hedge is established it probably won’t kill it, best to avoid doing it though.
     
  9. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    It's also probably carcinogenic.
     
  10. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 10,477

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Agree, but used safely the dose for a single use is utterly miniscule, and its probably.
    I would want to be very careful if I was using it repeatedly however, such as grounds people spraying for hours a day
     
  11. koooowweeee

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

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    Location: Manchester

    This is what I use and I'm a gardener.

    I mix 120ml to 5lt of water. Kills pretty much anything.

    If you want to kill ivy or brambles you'll need a stronger mix. But 120ml will kill nettle's