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Selective Weed Killer
Can anyone recommend a selective weed killer for those pesty weeds which come up next to a favourite plant or around tree bases where you can't dig them out. Also one that allows you can replant in that area.
Thank you.



You need the one you paint on the leaves but can't remember name. Garden Centre will know. Is it Roundup?

26 Mar, 2012


Roundup does now make a gel formulation - you paint it on the leaves and stems of the offending plant, but don't get it anywhere else. It's not a selective weedkiller though, in that its not fussy, get it on the leaves of one your prize plants and it'll kill that too.

26 Mar, 2012


The only selective weedkillers I know of are those which you use on grass because they don't kill grass but kill other weeds in the lawn.

as others have said you need to paint a weed killer onto weeds keeping it off the plants you want to keep.

You can use Round up on weeds around trees as it won't kill a tree through it's bark

26 Mar, 2012

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