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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 19:29
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Manchester
Age: 69
Posts: 58
It took me two seasons to win.

Do NOT try to dig it out. All you will succeed in doing is spreading it as any severed piece is viable. It truly is awful stuff!

To succeed, first I sprayed the weed with a normal broad leaved killer. Everything above ground dies and can be burnt off, as it dries like weak bamboo, and on a dry day the dead stems burn like kindling

Then you can see the hollow rhyzomes at ground level with their hollow centres.

As G-CPTN says, take - neat - not dilute Glyphosate or similar systemic and simply pour it into the hollow void.

Two applications did it for me.
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