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PostSubject: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:27 pm

I recently went to check on an garden of mine to have a look at new spring growth and do a little weeding. I found that my dear old dad had done the weeding for me, in his usual style, that being grab the nearest spray gun and herbicide and go for it. I had told him and told him to use roundup if he had to use anything and spray low blah blah blah, he knew, he is a farmer and well, he knows. He tells me he was clean out of roundup but had this other stuff that was kind of like roundup so he went ahead and used that. OH MY FREAKIN GOD.
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He said he tried not get any overspray on them at all and it was a calm day and all that so the stuff he used must be some hardcore stuff. Its called sprayseed, avoid it at all costs. AVOIDDDDD. He was only trying to help so there was no point going off my head at him, im just glad to have some ground to put them in.

About 40 cuttings copped it fairly bad and there is doubt some of them will pull through while in the larger garden a few large columns have signs of rot at the base and some horizontal logs copped a flogging. Luckily it doesnt affect roots so that is one good thing and if the weather stays nice and sunny that may help dry them a bit and stop rot spreading, either way it has put a massive dent in growth this season.
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:28 pm

wow -- thats bad.

nice of him to help out but a real shame!.
hope some of them pull through. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:51 pm

looks like the Psycho0 patch is a bit sad... not real psycho at all... Sad

spew dude, hope at least some of the hardest hit pull through... Yup, better to have a dad that at least tries to help with them... grin. SPEW!
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:55 pm

you could blur the camera a bit and sell them as variegated Trichocereus on ebay. $200 - no returns.....
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:01 pm

LOL wt.

dont give me evilbay ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:05 pm

LOL WT... you evil bastard!!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:25 pm

PD what a bummer pale

But Sprayseed...................bloody hell that the worse one around

You can't just go in and buy this stuff.............I know your Dad was only helping out but.......

They use here in vineyards and if suckers have been cut off at ground level you can't use this stuff as it can kill the grapevine if it gets on the unhealed cut. It's lethal Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:30 pm

Ouch, thats bad! You have my sympathies!

I was wondering, if the rot is spreading, if maybe you could cut it out and dress it with something like sulphur? Or maybe if that wouldn't work, cut out the healthy bits and strike them.
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:46 am

sounds like scary stuff!!!! very sorry PD, that must HURT!
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:03 am

Crikey, I think some look beyond going to the emergency department. Maybe buy ya Dad some roundup for xmas. And the Ebay idea is truly evil becoz some poor person would actually buy em lol. Hope some of em pull thru 4 ya.
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:02 pm

Not good pale sorry to see that PD.

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Looks like nasty stuff!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:21 pm

Shocked oh dear... those poor poor cacti Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:01 pm

VERY BAD!!

This topic should have come with a warning that it is not the faint hearted.

If they were mine I would be devastated - so I feel for you PD Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Watch that overspray!!!   Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:01 pm

I've got some cuttings you can have...
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