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Message 1354551 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 4:08:09 UTC



I am she they call The Weed Slayer, and yea verily do I embrace that moniker.

Vile chickweed, 'tis in vain to conceal thyself amidst my chives and chervil. Prickly sowthistle, thou shalt not shield thyself amidst my salvia. Himalayan blackberry, no safe harbor wilt thou find beneath my heuchera. For I am the Weed Slayer, she who makes the purslane pale, the bermuda grass blanch and the quack grass quake and quail. I allow the lambsquarters no quarter. The mallow finds me not mellow. I spot the spotted spurge. I bind the bindweed and draw shades upon the deadly nightshade.

Burclover, the wild radish, the odoriferous onion grass and the onerous oxalis all beg for leniency - yet each, in turn, feels the merciless hand of death descend upon him. Armed only with my trusty trowel and my willful weeder, I triumph with every taproot torn and rejoice with every runner removed.

Fear me, for I am the Weed Slayer.

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Message 1354552 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 4:11:55 UTC - in response to Message 1354551.

Moniker. Wasn't that one of the characters on "Friends?"

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Message 1354595 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 7:24:58 UTC
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Not much gardening to do for me this year as I don't have a garden in my new place...:(

[edit] @Eric: That was Monica I think...
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Message 1354603 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 7:49:58 UTC

Too rocky here and no squirrels, flying or not...
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Message 1354662 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 14:06:08 UTC - in response to Message 1354552.

Moniker. Wasn't that one of the characters on "Friends?"

Literal lol.

I could use a good slayer. My yard is as much of a mess as the rest of my life.

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Message 1354935 - Posted: 9 Apr 2013, 7:24:17 UTC - in response to Message 1354662.

Moniker. Wasn't that one of the characters on "Friends?"

Literal lol.

I could use a good slayer. My yard is as much of a mess as the rest of my life.

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Message 1355285 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 11:57:37 UTC

Hopefully Uli :-)

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Message 1355567 - Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 6:54:59 UTC

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Message 1356933 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 19:38:21 UTC

As soon as the snow goes we are ready to go.

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Message 1357095 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 7:02:47 UTC

Once again all I can do is weed and get some agressive plants from Friends
to do the fill ins. Coming my way Amg?
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Message 1357284 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 18:00:57 UTC

It looks like spring has finally begun over here. All these beautiful flowers...
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Message 1382848 - Posted: 19 Jun 2013, 22:04:34 UTC

Bumping the thread, for the gardeners here...
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Message 1382881 - Posted: 19 Jun 2013, 23:53:33 UTC - in response to Message 1382848.

I'm hoping for a good day very soon so I can get out with my mulcher/shredder and pruning shears/loppers to have my small yard cleaned up for the spring.

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Message 1382888 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 0:09:57 UTC

.....Fear me, for I am the Weed Slayer.


Great Read.

But. I consider My Yard More Beautiful than Anyone who Doth Slay and Plays The Game Of Thrones with Da Weeds.

The Palette of Different Greens in My Yard, due to The Great Variety of Nature's Invasion of Whatever Will Sprout is Breathtaking Beautiful. Lushness and Jungle Like. Varegation Galore Dejour.

Plus Weeds Sprout Most Beautiful Flowers and Add Color.

So, Weeds and Insects Enjoy My Yard Immensely. Although I'm well aware of Nature's Battles and Evolutions's Deadly Arm's race.

On a Macro Level tis a Beauty. The Kit Kats and Raccoons also seem to Take Pleasure in The Wanton Weedtastrophe.

Today, I found the smallest tick I've ever seen on my hand. Barely a pin prick and still felt.

I hated killing it. One many many times bigger had the Most Monstrous Grip on me The Other Day. Poor Buggers. They Be Hungary Like Every Living Thing.

Oh well.

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Message 1382930 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 4:32:52 UTC

Truth be told, there are definitely areas of our yard so weedy they count as "habitat restoration".

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Message 1382932 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 4:39:09 UTC

I occasionally spray weeds and other things I'd rather not have. I try not to spray the daffodils, peonies, and lilies. So far I'm letting the hostas go too, but I don't like them. I'm also letting most of the catnip go, although it does look a lot like a weed and grows like one too.

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Message 1382936 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 5:44:36 UTC - in response to Message 1382932.
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I prefer not to spray either as here you just encourage more weeds to come up.

Actually I'm just getting my yard back into shape after it looked like a construction zone for about 2yrs (a very muddy one at that).

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Message 1383129 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 18:15:54 UTC

Actually, I'd be perfectly happy to get rid of everything and pave it over or put in pea gravel, but I'm not sure it's legal in this town. (Plus I can't afford it.)

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Message 1383149 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 18:55:55 UTC - in response to Message 1383129.

I've got lots of gravel and where water is I have a couple of weeds, one of these mornings I'll have to go out with a trash barrel, a hula hoe and some gardening gloves and get rid of the few that I have.
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Message 1383383 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 14:52:15 UTC

and get rid of the few that I have.


Weeds Are Beautiful. All Life Struggles To Live.

Give Weeds A Chance.

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