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Quince menace

Novice23Novice23 East SussexPosts: 179

I have removed a hedge of Quince from my garden, dug up as much root as possible, but it is still sending up shoots. It was growing against a fence in a very narrow strip of soil. I cut the shoots off each time I see them, digging down into the soil, but is there something more that I can do.   I have read that Roundup or Glyphosate would kill the roots, so would that be the answer?   I do not want to replant in the soil.  Advice please.

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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    SBK painted on the new shoots should do it. It's for the persistant pests like brambles and things.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Roundup is for green leaves translocating to roots.  It is inactive when it hits the soil so, no it will not kill the roots without being taken to them through the leaves.

  • Novice23Novice23 East SussexPosts: 179

    OK thanks for the advice about Roundup.   What is SBK?  Checking google only brings up Super Biking...  

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Google "SBK Brushwood Killer" to get the correct hits - Wilko usually have it on the shelves too.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Novice23Novice23 East SussexPosts: 179

    Thank You Bob.  Will certainly try that.  

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