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Weed killer to clear weeds from patio

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Found 20th Jun
We need week killer for the patio and I used to buy roundup but wonder if there are better value weed killer out there that works just as well?

I know you can make your own weedkiller but I am not looking for this, I would rather buy the weedkiller.
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Out of interest Mutters, with you (in your own words) being “attractive”, “having such an angelic face” and not having to wear make-up, have you been having it off around the back of the shed with the gardener? That’s the only other reason why I can think he is still employed with you.

Perhaps the gardener is also the friend making advances upon you and has been flashing you as he attended to the daffodils? Where is the dog when all this is happening too? Roaming free and ruining picnics by any chance?

Easy solution to all your problems as of late. Sack the gardener. Buy weedkiller. Feed the dog the cakes and biscuits (to stop it ruining picnics) and get a subscription to a porn site so you can love yourself even more.
Edited by: "Biddy2" 21st Jun
mutley12 h, 3 m ago

if you say so.


You've a gardener and he doesn't know the best way to get rid of weeds? I've heard it all now, well, maybe not

...next question, 'I have a cook, what apples should she use in apple pie'?
summerof762 m ago

The gardener is good at watering the plants as he has an extra long …The gardener is good at watering the plants as he has an extra long hose[Image]


Filth Summer. Utter filth.
mutley14 h, 40 m ago

You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his …You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his recommendation. I am going to buy the weed killer and ask him to use it.


So you DO have a gardener? And YOU are asking about getting rid of weeds?

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salt and washing up liquid. nearly every weed killer is based on roundup (glyphosate)
mattsk6 m ago

salt and washing up liquid. nearly every weed killer is based on roundup …salt and washing up liquid. nearly every weed killer is based on roundup (glyphosate)


i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean plates so if it is safe for us, how can it kill living organisms?
What about a weed wand for £5 delivered, you can get the gas cans for £1 from home&bargains, b&m, halfords and Poundland etc.
ebay.co.uk/itm…KIS
mutley12 m ago

i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean …i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean plates so if it is safe for us, how can it kill living organisms?



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forgot to mention vinegar
mutley121 m ago

i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean …i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean plates so if it is safe for us, how can it kill living organisms?


You use it to clean plates. A bit like you can use bleach to whiten clothes.
In each case I’m sure my body would not appreciate being covered or ingesting either.
Cheapest (but controversial on here) is glyphosate and dilute it yourself, 5L of Gallop 360 for £25 will last you years.
paulj4818 m ago

Cheapest (but controversial on here) is glyphosate and dilute it yourself, …Cheapest (but controversial on here) is glyphosate and dilute it yourself, 5L of Gallop 360 for £25 will last you years.


just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we have a dog, so i don't know if this would be unsafe with the dog in mind, who goes in the garden. otherwise it does look good.
SOUTHWALES1 h, 23 m ago

What about a weed wand for £5 delivered, you can get the gas cans for £1 f …What about a weed wand for £5 delivered, you can get the gas cans for £1 from home&bargains, b&m, halfords and Poundland etc. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WEED-BURNER-KILLER-WAND-BUTANE-GAS-BLOWTORCH-GARDEN-OUTDOOR-WEEDS-MOSS-FUNGUS/263766625155?hash=item3d69b74b83:g:OWAAAOSwvjBbKKIS


have you used it before and can comment on how easy it is to operate or how safe it is? does it get hot and is there any danger that the flames may get out of control and end up coming out at the top where you are holding the stick?
mutley12 m ago

just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we …just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we have a dog, so i don't know if this would be unsafe with the dog in mind, who goes in the garden. otherwise it does look good.


Roundup is also glyphosphate - same product just different brand/prices.
Patio magic
mutley146 m ago

just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we …just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we have a dog, so i don't know if this would be unsafe with the dog in mind, who goes in the garden. otherwise it does look good.



yes its supposed to be for professionals only and used in that setting they need to be registered to spray the stuff.

I use it at home and have a dog, once it hits soil it neutralises. The spray that hits the leaves of the weeds will soak in and dry off therefore I use mine last thing at night (in dry weather) and don't let the dog out till the morning, never had an issue.
I used Asda's own i just diluted it as per instructions and sprayed it on with a 2 quid pump sprayer
Edited by: "ding" 20th Jun
paulj481 h, 45 m ago

yes its supposed to be for professionals only and used in that setting …yes its supposed to be for professionals only and used in that setting they need to be registered to spray the stuff.I use it at home and have a dog, once it hits soil it neutralises. The spray that hits the leaves of the weeds will soak in and dry off therefore I use mine last thing at night (in dry weather) and don't let the dog out till the morning, never had an issue.


from 5l, after you dilute it, how many litres do you end up with?
mutley14 h, 6 m ago

i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean …i can understand salt killing weeds but washing up liquid is used to clean plates so if it is safe for us, how can it kill living organisms?

Maybe it is to as a wetting agent by reducing surface tension, I believe some glyphosate weedkillers also include a surfactant for that reason.
mutley120 m ago

from 5l, after you dilute it, how many litres do you end up with?


I mix it quite strong, I add 300ml to 10L of water so a 5L tub will do at least 160L
I know you said you didnt want to make your own but...

I use Amonium Sulphate, just add water and fairy liquid. The fairy breaks down the surface tension allowing the liquid to stick to waxy leaves. Best you will get.

edit: Under EU rules it can no longer be sold as a week killer, due to the manufacturer rtefusing to test it on animals.
Edited by: "123thisisme" 20th Jun
melted1 h, 10 m ago

Maybe it is to as a wetting agent by reducing surface tension, I believe …Maybe it is to as a wetting agent by reducing surface tension, I believe some glyphosate weedkillers also include a surfactant for that reason.


Spot on. The surfactant in Roundup used to be (assume it still will be) is alkyl polyglucoside - used to make it years ago!
paulj482 h, 22 m ago

I mix it quite strong, I add 300ml to 10L of water so a 5L tub will do at …I mix it quite strong, I add 300ml to 10L of water so a 5L tub will do at least 160L


thanks. we use less than 5l a year so we don't need that much as with 160l, it would us 40 years to use it up! lol.

i will buy the smallest bottle, which looks like 1l? i have seen some for sale on ebay, i don't know if they would sell fake stuff on ebay for something like this?
mutley132 m ago

thanks. we use less than 5l a year so we don't need that much as with …thanks. we use less than 5l a year so we don't need that much as with 160l, it would us 40 years to use it up! lol.i will buy the smallest bottle, which looks like 1l? i have seen some for sale on ebay, i don't know if they would sell fake stuff on ebay for something like this?


Not sure, I bought 5L from Amazon (not a seller) a few years ago for £25, it’s gone up a little since. It’ll take me years to use all mine but compared to the price garden centres sell branded stuff for it’s still a bargain even it it never all gets used
mutley15 h, 58 m ago

just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we …just looked at this on amazon and it states it is for industrial use. we have a dog, so i don't know if this would be unsafe with the dog in mind, who goes in the garden. otherwise it does look good.


never mind the dog - you got a mutley
paulj4837 m ago

Not sure, I bought 5L from Amazon (not a seller) a few years ago for £25, …Not sure, I bought 5L from Amazon (not a seller) a few years ago for £25, it’s gone up a little since. It’ll take me years to use all mine but compared to the price garden centres sell branded stuff for it’s still a bargain even it it never all gets used


yes, even with 1 litre bottle, it works out a lot cheaper than the roundup that i buy, which costs just over £4 a litre and will probably work much better as it is industrial so pretty strong stuff. thanks.
Does your gardener have no recommendations?
Edited by: "tregs" 20th Jun
tregs7 m ago

Does your gardener have no recommendations?


no, he recommends he continues cutting them when they come out as then he gets more work. he aint stupid.
mutley12 m ago

no, he recommends he continues cutting them when they come out as then he …no, he recommends he continues cutting them when they come out as then he gets more work. he aint stupid.



"he aint stupid." - He is!
tregs3 m ago

"he aint stupid." - He is!


if you say so.
mutley142 s ago

if you say so.



Well so are you if you let him get away with it
tregs18 m ago

Well so are you if you let him get away with it


You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his recommendation. I am going to buy the weed killer and ask him to use it.
mutley18 m ago

You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his …You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his recommendation. I am going to buy the weed killer and ask him to use it.



I would get rid of him, he is not trustworthy - he is just out for himself and not thinking of his client.

By the way, who has been using the roundup you buy a year?
Edited by: "tregs" 20th Jun
tregs13 m ago

I would get rid of him, he is not trustworthy - he is just out for himself …I would get rid of him, he is not trustworthy - he is just out for himself and not thinking of his client.By the way, who has been using the roundup you buy a year?


He has, but he doesn't think they do any good and that it is better just to cut the weeds when they come out. As long as he keeps the garden well maintained and use the weed killer, I am happy. I don't have to go with his as advice. I am getting independent advice.
mutley15 m ago

He has, but he doesn't think they do any good and that it is better just …He has, but he doesn't think they do any good and that it is better just to cut the weeds when they come out. As long as he keeps the garden well maintained and use the weed killer, I am happy. I don't have to go with his as advice. I am getting independent advice.



It does do good - it kills the weeds. He is not being truthful - why is it better to cut the weeds, they will just grow again from the roots in most cases. You need to remove the weed or kill the roots. That is my independent advice
mutley12 h, 3 m ago

if you say so.


You've a gardener and he doesn't know the best way to get rid of weeds? I've heard it all now, well, maybe not

...next question, 'I have a cook, what apples should she use in apple pie'?
Honestly, just get a load of cheap cooking salt ie Tesco value or Aldi, or even better if you have a Costco or Makro/Booker nearby. Liberally coat all weeds and then water in with the hose pipe or do it just before rain is forecast! We did ours a 4 days ago and they've all died.
maccy144 m ago

You've a gardener and he doesn't know the best way to get rid of weeds? …You've a gardener and he doesn't know the best way to get rid of weeds? I've heard it all now, well, maybe not ...next question, 'I have a cook, what apples should she use in apple pie'?


no, we don't have a cook. i had suggested this to my husband as his cooking is pants, (well that is a bit harsh, he is not the best cook in the world) but he doesn't want a cook and wants to do the cooking himself. i have gone off dinners at the moment as you may have guessed from my eating biscuit thread so it doesn't really matter that much any more. i am also quite happy to buy ready made meals and put them in the oven myself, all be it with some help, as you may recollect the half a pizza thread. lol

not big fan of apple pie. i used to like them but have gone off them. i just wish i would go off the blooming biscuits and cakes like i had done the apple pie some time soon
nhoops35 m ago

Honestly, just get a load of cheap cooking salt ie Tesco value or Aldi, or …Honestly, just get a load of cheap cooking salt ie Tesco value or Aldi, or even better if you have a Costco or Makro/Booker nearby. Liberally coat all weeds and then water in with the hose pipe or do it just before rain is forecast! We did ours a 4 days ago and they've all died.


if salt works, why are people buying weed killer? it is a huge market, surely they can't fool so many people?
mutley112 h, 41 m ago

have you used it before and can comment on how easy it is to operate or …have you used it before and can comment on how easy it is to operate or how safe it is? does it get hot and is there any danger that the flames may get out of control and end up coming out at the top where you are holding the stick?


Of course there is. You must have seen the dozens of reports on the news about people being burned to death by weed wands.
Edited by: "deeky" 21st Jun
mutley14 h, 40 m ago

You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his …You asked me if he had recommended anything, and that is his recommendation. I am going to buy the weed killer and ask him to use it.


So you DO have a gardener? And YOU are asking about getting rid of weeds?

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Blow torch. Harmless to animals but highly effective but the weeds keep coming back. Best to use a residual weed killer.
mutley111 h, 14 m ago

if salt works, why are people buying weed killer? it is a huge market, …if salt works, why are people buying weed killer? it is a huge market, surely they can't fool so many people?


Good question! I can't answer it but I can assure you that salt definitely works. I guess that if you put salt on a lawn (for example) to get rid of weeds it would kill the grass too, maybe weedkillers don't kill the grass so people can use them on a lawned area....?? Only assuming as I don't know for sure!
Out of interest Mutters, with you (in your own words) being “attractive”, “having such an angelic face” and not having to wear make-up, have you been having it off around the back of the shed with the gardener? That’s the only other reason why I can think he is still employed with you.

Perhaps the gardener is also the friend making advances upon you and has been flashing you as he attended to the daffodils? Where is the dog when all this is happening too? Roaming free and ruining picnics by any chance?

Easy solution to all your problems as of late. Sack the gardener. Buy weedkiller. Feed the dog the cakes and biscuits (to stop it ruining picnics) and get a subscription to a porn site so you can love yourself even more.
Edited by: "Biddy2" 21st Jun
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