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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    It's back! I've been having a war with everlasting pea for a year now. It had got rampant in a neglected garden and last year I attempeted to dig some out. Got down about two feet to find an electricity cable and roots still going vertical into the house foundation substrate so I had to clean up as best I could and backfill.

    Another patch was against the side of the house with roots under slabs so it's been treated with various applications of Weedol and Pathclear and I thought I had the measure of it but it's re-apeared again. Yet another patch is compromised by an old established honeysuckle and a climbing rose so it's a constant round of hand pulling the shoots as best I can.

    Anyone got any suggestions to how I can eradicate this menace? (I don't like poisoning soil but I'm seriously considering chlorate)

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  • Location: Lindum Colonia
  • Location: Lindum Colonia

    If you have tried everything else then Sodium Chlorate really is the only option. I assume you won't want to be growing anything else on the site for quite a while?

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    My only success was with Roundup. I think it's glyphosate or something, but it is systemic and doesn't poison the soil... <_<

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Thanks Pete, I'll give Roundup a go. I'll maybe have to carefully paint it on the emerging shoots where it might compromise other plants. Although chlorate is an option for the paved area I'm wary about run-off and there is a border I want to plant up once that's cleaned out so I don't want to harm the soil there.

    This is now officially WAR! :)

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