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Tagetes Minuta

Sorry if there is alreday a thread about this, but I am thinking about using Tagetes Minuta to kill off the bindweed in my garden. I am concerned about some nearby shrubs - Buddleia, Viburnum and a Mountain Ash - would it damage them as well?


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,491

    I don't believe the Tagetes minuta myth.

    If it was that easy to get rid of bindweed and ground elder they wouldn't be a problem. It may have some small effect, like yellow rattle reduces grass in a meadow. But it doesn't take it away.

    I had a look to see what the RHS say about it -nothing at all.

    I think you be planting a not very attractive plant for nothing in the long term.


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,870

    Tried it a few years ago, the Ground elder choked them out of existence.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,491

      That sounds about what I'd expect Berghillimage



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