Re: variegated evergreen shrubs & vinca minor

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Posted by Newt on June 28, 2003 at 18:49:28:

In Reply to: Re: variegated evergreen shrubs & vinca minor posted by Cali on June 28, 2003 at 09:27:37:

: : : Thanks for your response Mike! I have a 1.60 acre yard with trees,and large areas of vinca minor. I have used grass killer, very successfully, but there is Clover,wild violets, poison ivy, and other pesky perennial weeds, some creep in from outer edge, others from bird droppings. These are the weeds I want to kill without killing the vinca minor. cali

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: : Hi Cali,
: : Spray full strength vinegar on the weeds you want to eliminate. Soak the tips of the poison ivy in it for 48 hours. Put the vinegar or RoundUp in a clear plastic container like you would get with potato salad from the deli. Cut a slit in the lid and insert the ends of the ivy for 48 hours. To remove, cut the stems and take to a safe place to remove from the lid so there are no splashes on anything you want to keep. Do this when the vines are in active growth so they can take up the solution. Use disposable gloves for the poison ivy. I just got over a nasty case of it.

: : Good luck,
: : Newt

: Thanks Newt, I'll try your suggestion.
: I am also extremely allergic to poison ivy. I discovered that sunscreen on any exposed skin completely blocks it out for me. Try it!
: Cali

Hi Cali,
Sunscreen to block poison ivy. Thank you so much for the tip. This is only the second time that I've gotten it. I never had a problem when I was a kid, but lately it seems to 'get' me. I had to do some work at my husband's elderly aunt's home and got it taking the poison ivy off the shed. I didn't even think about what it was until I had started pulling it off! Then I realized and ran into the house to wash with cold water and soap. Rhuli gel helps with the itch.

Good luck with your battle with it,
Newt

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