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Neighbours weeds coming through our fence

OK, well I have not read all the previous posts, but I think I have a solution, I'm going to get some outdoor wood silicone and silicone the cracks between the fence posts, a bit of a job.  I'll do the worst sections first and I will let you know if it works.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    I don't understand....
    What previous posts? Am I not seeing something you can see, Sally?
    I also don't see how sealing cracks between fence posts would stop weeds. It would also depend on the kind of weeds - many spread underground.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    Best thing is to dig down about 30/40cms along base of fence and line the trench with compost sack or similar then back fill. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    I had a similar problem with ivy, brambles and bindweed coming through from next door along a 30ft length of fence.
    I got some root barrier from Amazon and put that in about 18 months ago. So far noting has come through.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,561
    Maybe Sally meant she was looking at previous posts on the forum Fairygirl ? Does depend what weeds she is talking about as to the action to take I suppose !
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,231
    How far down does it have to go @Pete.8 ( as I have heavy clay soil and tree roots to contend with) as I have just the same problem plants coming through from two next door gardens on a six foot corner boarder.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    This is the stuff I got @purplerallim
    It's quite stiff and takes some cutting with a strong pair of scissors, and I left about 1" above the soil level just in case..
    I used it along 30ft fence and also to contain a patch of raspberries - so far so good

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,231
    Thanks @Pete.8 looks good and not too pricey , might be a hell of a job to dig down that far but would be worth it as both gardens next door are wild.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    You can see how I used it in the pic below against the fence and around the rasps.
    Same here - next door have an assortment of mostly bindweed and ivy and some brambles that used to come through and over a year on it's worked so far



    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,231
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    My non-gardening neighbours are very generous with their bindweed and goosegrass.  Bindweed spreads underground and can pop up a long way off.  This year I decided to tackle the problem at source, and asked the neighbour if she'd mind me coming round and clearing it on her side.  We became friends, she has got rid of a lot of the rubbish that was hidden under the bindweed and the four dead cars that had it growing into them.  We haven't conquered the weeds yet, but we're getting there.  Result!
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