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ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Ugh - ground elder
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2011, 08:48:08 am »
Darn you found me out but I'm not being burnt at the stake again ;D

A weed wand is actually a blow torch with a long handle and you just heat the top of the weed for a while and over the next few days it just withers and dies as you actually boil the plant from the inside which breaks it down on a molecular level. I have found it great on ground elder and docs especially as you can just focus on that little area.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Ugh - ground elder
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011, 07:10:45 pm »
Ah - I found a weed wand in our local supplies shop this morning.

It'll be good for getting DH to do things as well as weeding

:-))
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Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Ugh - ground elder
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 07:23:27 pm »
Apparently it was introduced to Britain by the Romans to be used as a vegetable, but it's supposed to be good for treating gout - eaten or applied as a poulstice ::)
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suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Ugh - ground elder
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 06:42:05 am »
Apparently it was introduced to Britain by the Romans to be used as a vegetable, but it's supposed to be good for treating gout - eaten or applied as a poulstice ::)

I thought you were talking about the weed wand to start with :-D
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Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Ugh - ground elder
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2011, 11:13:19 am »
Quite possible they introduced that too Suzie  ;D ;D ;D  the Romans were a pretty inventive lot  ;)
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