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#958142 - 14th Aug 2015 10:30am Killing creeper weeds between bricks...
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The previous occupier of my house had creeper vines all over the back garden. The roots are really thick and its growing inbetween the brickwork of my back wall (Not the house).

Its forcing the cement out of the bricks and making the wall a bit unstable. I can see the roots go from the floor and reappear near the top of the wall so they must be right the way through.

Before repairing the wall, how do I kill the root. I want it completely dead.

Any recommendations?

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Dean

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#958143 - 14th Aug 2015 10:45am Re: Killing creeper weeds between bricks... [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Best thing to do is remove the vines, then spray the roots with a Glyposute based weed killer this will need to be done every now and again untill the roots give up and die.

Hope this helps .

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#958154 - 14th Aug 2015 11:37am Re: Killing creeper weeds between bricks... [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Drill holes in it, fill with a systemic weed killer and seal the holes.

Vines die fairly easily but an old one needs to be treated as a tree, the dosage needs to be large.

Drilling is much safer than spraying a large proportion of the foliage, which I hope you haven't removed. It's much easier to kill an active plant than a dormant one.
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#958155 - 14th Aug 2015 11:39am Re: Killing creeper weeds between bricks... [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Drill holes in it, fill with a systemic weed killer and seal the holes.

Vines die fairly easily but an old one needs to be treated as a tree, the dosage needs to be large.

Drilling is much safer than spraying a large proportion of the foliage, which I hope you haven't removed. It's much easier to kill an active plant than a dormant one.
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#958158 - 14th Aug 2015 11:55am Re: Killing creeper weeds between bricks... [Re: DeanoBirko]
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If it has already been cut down. May need to wait for the root to start sprouting again and get a bit of leaf growth on it ---then give it a good spray with weedkiller

If you are taking wall down you may have to trace the root and cut back so its outside of the wall. Hopefully its soil to dig into.

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#958398 - 16th Aug 2015 11:59am Re: Killing creeper weeds between bricks... [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Are you sure its not that Japanese weed stuff, sorry don't know the full name but watched a programme on tv it causes a lot of damage and is hard to eradicate.

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