Hogweed

Spadger1Spadger1 East KentPosts: 11
Hello, Can someone advise me the best way to get rid of Hogweed?
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  • LynLyn Posts: 9,057
    Spray the leaves with glyphosate.
    i don’t like using poisons, but if it out of hand for you, it’s probably the only way.
    wear protective clothing if you handle it, I came out in sore itchy water blisters once when I didn’t know any different. 
    Mind you, I was strimming in shorts😱
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Spadger1Spadger1 East KentPosts: 11
    Thanks Lynn.  I was wondering about Glyphosate, is there nothing else I could use?
  • LynLyn Posts: 9,057
    Long garden fork, but the roots are deep and no good if you break them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Spadger1Spadger1 East KentPosts: 11
    O.k. Thank you. 😀
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,034
    What have I done????💔
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,135
    An electrified stock fence and a herd of pigs will deal with it ... there's a reason it's called hogweed ... otherwise if there's more than a couple of roots, or if you're not up to diggng it out, glyphosate is the answer. 

    You don't have to spray it around indiscriminately ... just a targeted squirt on the growing point of each plant will do the trick, then wait until the whole plant has turned brown before cutting it down ... that means the roots are dead too. 
    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 2,120
    hogweed said:
    What have I done????💔
    No idea but be very careful about what you eat should you ever be in Kent
    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time
    Sir Terry Pratchett
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,034
    :D
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,034
    :D
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Spadger1Spadger1 East KentPosts: 11
    Thank you Dovefromabove.  Will get some Glyphosate then, that seems to be the answer. :)
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