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How to get rid of Spurge

Hello,
have posted before on this subject and got some great help, thankyou
I have dug out best I can, it’s reappeared, have also burnt out between block paving, again, it’s reappeared 
how do I get rid of it please, I do like to use environmental friendly products
some people say a home mix of vinegar and salt 
I trust and welcome anyone’s thoughts on this please

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,863
    neither vinegar nor salt are " environmentally friendly " they poison soil and kill micro organisms living in it. 
    Devon.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,010
    It seeds very easily so you just have to keep doing a regular hoe to clear the seedlings.   Brushing sharp sand over the block paving to fill the cracks and keep them well-drained may well make it a bit less hospitable for seeds to germinate.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,689
    I presume we're not talking about the annual spurge that pulls up very easily?
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,010
    I think we are.  I am anyway.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,689
    In that case pulling it up seems the best option to me!
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,010
    Not so easy in block paving but yes, in borders it's the easiest way or a regular hoeing so you get the seedlings when they're small and haven't had a chance to flower and set seeds themselves.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,819
    If you can't dig/pull/hoe  it out, you're better using a proprietary weed killer @johncleme65.
    As already said - home made products are still chemicals, and aren't effective anyway. Those plants will come back. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Many many thanks to all of you
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