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Please help. Oh no Weedol.

i made a stupid mistake. Used Weedol on some of my plants instead of Bug gun. I am not a stupid gardener but the bottles are just about same. I noticed them wilting, and realised. I have picked off the wilting leaves. I have cut off lovely Hydrangea heads. Nicotiana is not looking good. I feel sick actually. I have watered lots. Etc. how can I minimise the damage and save my lovely plants....?..?Thank you.



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,898

    Lessons have been learned, have they not?

    Nothing you can do. The genie is out of the bottle.

    Last year our wonderful council sent a man to spray the kerb sides for small weeds. He managed, not without some difficulty and ingenuity, to spray a large hawthorn bush on private land near our house. We found out what he had done shortly after his little cart had trundled about half a mile up the lane. We sprayed the tree with water and watered the soil but it is still in the process of dying, slowly but surely, today.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I think it is all in the lap of the gods now. Just wait and see. Fingers crossed for you.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,070

    We all do these things Jayne so you're not alone. Probably too late to sort, as the others have said. Lots of water is about the only chance. I don't use Weedol either Verd - I'm sure someone will know and can advise though.

    I think I'd give the plants a couple of weeks and if they're not recoverable, dig them out, pop some plants in pots to fill the gaps - just to be on the safe side - and wait till autumn, or even next year, to replant the areas.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Bug Gun, sounds really wildlife friendly. No chemicals, no problemimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • jingojingo Posts: 8

    ok, thanks everyone. I have watered lots. I have removed the lovely hydrangea flowers, hoping to save the plant. I feel so silly. It's not like me at all. My garden is so precious to me. I respect wildlife, & was so happy that my garden was full of bumble beas thanks. Going to water again....

  • jingojingo Posts: 8

    Thanks for your help. I have watered loads. I have also picked off the best flowers and leaves. One thing for sure. It will never happen again. Hoping I have saved my little plants. Will let you know..... But I am scared.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,892
    Jayne Exley wrote (see)

    . I respect wildlife, & was so happy that my garden was full of bumble beas thanks. Going to water again....

    So, why were you using the BUG GUN!!!

    I cant think what could have been on the Hydrangea to warrant a bug gun spray

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    I don't think people realise what those sprays do Lyn. They're sold as the answer to all troubles, most of which are not troubles at all, just part of life in the natural world

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • jingojingo Posts: 8

    Just a little reply to nutcutlet, thank you your comment was kind. To the member named Lyn, if I remember, to use capital letters & exclamation mark is you shout, which I think was a bit harsh.

    Just for the record, the delicate lace cap Hydrangea was a new plant to the garden, & it had some little black flies under the flowers. You experts may have Nematodes etc, I am a little household gardener with a full time job etc. however, lesson learned.

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