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Postby jazz » May 07, 2008 8:28 am

Many yrs ago I planted this perrienial. In french it is called adjuga. It is a tiny purple flower. We took it out yrs ago. Well it is now in my back yard. Around 20 ft by 10 ft of the stuff. How do we get rid of it. Help. Jazz
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Postby B_BQ » May 07, 2008 8:31 am

Hi Jazz:
One man's weed is another's desire!
Ajuga, aka Bugleweed, is a fairly fast spreading ground cover. The leaves can be green, variegated or a really deep burgundy colour. They have little blue flowers early in the season.
I really like this little ground cover because nothing grows through it, but to keep it contained you do really have to dig it out where you don't want it!
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Postby jazz » May 07, 2008 8:36 am

THANKS BBQ. Do yu mean dig up the whole patch and get rid of it goodness knows how. We had thought of digging it up, putting new soil and plant new grass. But what do we do with the old stuff. Jazz
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Postby countrychic » May 07, 2008 8:52 am

I love Ajuga too. You could Freecycle the ajuga, you'll have many helping hands in a frenzy to take them.
http://www.freecycle.org/display.php?region=Canada
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Postby B_BQ » May 07, 2008 8:54 am

jazz wrote:THANKS BBQ. Do yu mean dig up the whole patch and get rid of it goodness knows how. We had thought of digging it up, putting new soil and plant new grass. But what do we do with the old stuff. Jazz


Well Jazz, if you really don't want it, and can't find anyone who would like to have it, then you will need to dispose of it. Yes, dig it up, getting all the root system, (which fortunately is quite shallow), and throw it away!
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Postby butterfly » May 07, 2008 9:25 am

I keep digging it up and garbaging it
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Postby agedgardener2 » May 07, 2008 10:22 am

I lik[color=darkred][b][b][b][b]e ajuga too.Some hitch hiked from my previous garden and has formed a lovely mat under the pines at one side of my property.It has spread into the plant in the flowerbed in front of the pines and doesn't seem to be doing any harm.It sure keeps the weeds down[/[/b]
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