Creeping Charlie

Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun May 12, 2013 12:35 pm

This is growing like mad here now, never seen it this invasive. Hard to see in the photo, lots of little blue flowers.
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 12, 2013 4:23 pm

Yep, I've got oodles of that in my flower beds--it's pretty & a good ground cover :)
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun May 12, 2013 4:26 pm

I thought it was sort of nice looking, then I thought about how fast it grew...and cut it all down with the line trimmer. Bet it grows back. Strange thing is there was little or none of it in that spot last year. If it grows back...it's a weed. Weeds grow great here. :?
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Guarantee it'll grow back :) Tough lil sucker she is.
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun May 12, 2013 5:27 pm

I keep telling you guys, napalm works wonders for stuff that's hard to kill. Or is that a nuke? Either one would probably work. :D
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 12, 2013 6:28 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:This is growing like mad here now, never seen it this invasive. Hard to see in the photo, lots of little blue flowers.


I have lots of that stuff growing in various spots in the lawn...I just mow it like the rest.
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun May 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Charlie's not creeping anymore. Doubled the strength of trimec and soak the crap out of it.
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 13, 2013 10:11 am

Rob R. wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:This is growing like mad here now, never seen it this invasive. Hard to see in the photo, lots of little blue flowers.


I have lots of that stuff growing in various spots in the lawn...I just mow it like the rest.


Wonder what it is?
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 13, 2013 10:18 am

So that's what that stuff is! I have acres of little purple flowers right before I mow. Never knew what it was called.

I've got just about every type of greenery growing in my lawn ... except GRASS. :lol: Right now it's about 95% dandelion ....
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 13, 2013 11:20 am

So, let me figure this--you do animal rescue on one hand & kill wild flowers on the other---hmmmm, interesting :shock: SMITTY, I mowed my 4 acre batch of dandelions Sat--they seem to of slowed down some :clap: toothy CHEMICALS--the final frontier :(
Wiz wrote:Charlie's not creeping anymore. Doubled the strength of trimec and soak the crap out of it.
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon May 13, 2013 6:58 pm

freetown fred wrote:So, let me figure this--you do animal rescue on one hand & kill wild flowers on the other---hmmmm, interesting :shock: SMITTY, I mowed my 4 acre batch of dandelions Sat--they seem to of slowed down some :clap: toothy CHEMICALS--the final frontier :(
Wiz wrote:Charlie's not creeping anymore. Doubled the strength of trimec and soak the crap out of it.


only if I could get the 7 dogs to piss on the weeds :D
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon May 13, 2013 7:18 pm

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid or 2, 4, D Is what you want i dont know if you can get it over there "they" dont like it. It will kill everything but grasses I'll warn you if soybeans get so much as a whiff of it they will die also it stays in the sprayer and no amount of rinsing will ever clean it out.
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: samhill On: Mon May 13, 2013 7:32 pm

Heck if I were to put something on that would kill only weeds I would be responsible starting another dust bowl. :lol:
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 14, 2013 10:39 am

carlherrnstein wrote:2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid or 2, 4, D Is what you want i dont know if you can get it over there "they" dont like it. It will kill everything but grasses I'll warn you if soybeans get so much as a whiff of it they will die also it stays in the sprayer and no amount of rinsing will ever clean it out.

I think you need a Class A license to carry to possess that in MA .... :lol:
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Re: Creeping Charlie

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue May 14, 2013 10:46 am

Thats odd I can go right down to the farm supply store and buy it by the gallon they dont even ask to see my ID. That stuff is great to spray in the yard and in fencerows it will even kill mature multiflora rose brush.
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