The Garden Community for Garden Lovers



By haz31


I’ve been away on my hols but before i went away i took a few more snaps……

…..Slowly but surely the meadow is starting to sprout

I was worried that because I’d used a weed killer on the area it might prevent future things from growing but that just isn’t the case. I can already see poppies and cornflowers appearing (sadly that’s where my identification runs out).

Before i left for my hols I found the left over Roundup in the shed and sprayed some on the horsetail stuff that was unfortunately coming up all over the new patio.

I heard that I needed to crush the leaves/new growth and then spray it with the weed killer.

The aim was that when I returned from my holiday i’d have a lovely tall meadow and brown shrivelled horsetail……..

More blog posts by haz31




Meadow is looking good, but thise horsetails are a pest, hope the roundup worked I find it works well. Hope you had good hol's.

6 Jul, 2009


Hi Bob, am I following you again?

Hi Haz31, Great blog, love the meadow hate the horsetail it swallowed my patio last year so I put a huge shed on it instead. :~)))

6 Jul, 2009


I think perseverance is the key with horsetails. We had it along a neighbours fence and kept on pulling it took a while but it eventually took the hint that it wasn't welcome!

6 Jul, 2009


.I have that dreadful horsetail it was here before me and thats over 30yrs,mostly in my driveway at the front which I can use weedkiller on,unfortunately it also comes up near my pond in back garden so I have to deal with it by hand. Do you have seasonal varieties in your meadow Haz31?....

7 Jul, 2009

Add a comment

Recent posts by haz31

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 Jun, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008