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Mahonia suckers

BusylizBusyliz Posts: 71
Hello folks. Next door's mahonia is throwing up suckers which have come under the shared fence and are popping up through our rockery. It's a real pain and I have been trying to dig them up which is an impossibility. Can I use anything that will kill this very unwelcome visitor?


  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,388
    You can paint with weedkiller.
    Bear in mind tho that this solution could result in killing the main ( neighbour's ) plant eventually and could therefore come back on you re "knowingly" causing damage.
    The other alternative would be to create some sort of barrier against your side of the fence.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,478
    Is it possible to dig down in front of the fence and cut them off there, then put in a barrier, slate roof tiles or heavy plastic.
  • BusylizBusyliz Posts: 71
    Thanks for the suggestions. Not possible to dig down and put in a barrier. Too many big rocks and a mature euonymous in the way.
  • SueAtooSueAtoo DorsetPosts: 120
    Maybe you could ask your neighbours?
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