Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:42 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by Yardslave Today at 4:21 pm

» Baby Food
by yolos Today at 4:17 pm

» Watering
by GloriaG Today at 2:30 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 12:32 pm

» Today's Harvest
by countrynaturals Today at 12:22 pm

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by countrynaturals Today at 12:08 pm

» New England June 2017
by hammock gal Today at 9:12 am

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:37 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» Love My Dust Buster
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:51 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:45 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:03 pm

» Kombucha
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:25 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:50 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 12:06 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by countrynaturals 6/23/2017, 11:59 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Turan 6/23/2017, 11:28 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson 6/23/2017, 11:24 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by trolleydriver 6/23/2017, 8:08 pm

» Three Sisters Square Foot garden
by Scorpio Rising 6/23/2017, 7:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Oleanders...

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/8/2012, 7:37 pm

What's the best way to get rid of the Oleander plants? Especially once it's established. I've been suggested to drill a whole and pour bleach down the hole and let the bleach and sun kill it.

Anyone even like this poisonous plant?
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  Goosegirl on 7/9/2012, 7:04 am

@lonewolfrissy wrote:What's the best way to get rid of the Oleander plants? Especially once it's established. I've been suggested to drill a whole and pour bleach down the hole and let the bleach and sun kill it.

Anyone even like this poisonous plant?

I love Oleander! It is drought tolerant and deer resistant, but it does get HUGE. Definitely not something you want taking up valuable garden space, but it is great to have around the edges of your property. It is a great privacy hedge.

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3411
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/9/2012, 11:20 am

I'm not worried about privacy hedges. and We don't get deer on our street. Not that close to the mountain ranges. Plus, there's other drought resistant plants I can use in place of the oleander that's also safer for children and pets.

I've also been told by the fiance that salt, bleach, and store bought chemical killers (designed for them) don't work on these ones....

And yes... it's taking up valuable garden space. Hence why they need to go. bounce
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  camprn on 7/9/2012, 11:47 am

Cut them down to a 2 foot stump, dig out around the roots a bit, wrap a chain around the stump and attach the other end of the chain to a motor vehicle and pull the sucker out.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  Turan on 7/9/2012, 12:00 pm

I like oleander. It grows and blooms and provides green relief and protection from sun and wind in desert areas. You can tell kids to not eat it or tomato leaves.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2203
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/9/2012, 12:10 pm

Sounds like fun. Will probably just dig the suckers out the best we can, pray it doesn't grow back (yeah right), and do something else.

A lot of people like oleander. I'm not a fan of the plant. Neither is the Fiance.
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  Lindacol on 7/9/2012, 2:15 pm

I hate oleander. It can be beautiful but it is deadly. One leaf can kill a goat, a couple of leaves kill horses and cattle. I have had it happen and know of lots of others who have lost animals.

I will not even use compost that may have composted oleander in it(this include most municipal composts in this area). This maybe over reacting but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
avatar
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  jillintx on 7/9/2012, 5:06 pm

If you burn it even the smoke is toxic. I won't have it on the property. If you want to get rid of it, tie it up in bags and send it to the land fill.
avatar
jillintx

Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2012-02-06
Location : Cleburne, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/9/2012, 5:18 pm

I know not to burn it. I need to know how I can kill the plant without affecting the surrounding soil and without it growing back. There's at least 5 of the darn things on the property.

I need it out of the soil.
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/9/2012, 7:52 pm

You have to cut it down and then chop out the whole crown of the plant. That should take care of it but it is hard work I have heard.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/9/2012, 9:51 pm

I'm not afraid of the hard work. I just don't want them growing back.
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  Goosegirl on 7/10/2012, 8:41 am

@camprn wrote:Cut them down to a 2 foot stump, dig out around the roots a bit, wrap a chain around the stump and attach the other end of the chain to a motor vehicle and pull the sucker out.

+1! As much as I love them, I do understand having plants/trees/shrubs taking up valuable garden real estate. A rose is a weed if it is growing where you don't want it! If I were closer I would bring my 4WD over with a chain - sounds like my kind of fun!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3411
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  CharlesB on 7/10/2012, 10:27 am

Just spray the leaves of each of them with Round-up.
avatar
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  camprn on 7/10/2012, 10:28 am

@CharlesB wrote:Just spray the leaves of each of them with Round-up.
This works unless you want your garden to remain organic. But sometimes practicality overrides good intentions. What a Face

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/10/2012, 5:11 pm

Except roundup doesn't kill these ones. It was tried already.

And goose? If you were closer and want to take a crack at it, go for it!!! lol I won't stop ya!
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  littlejo on 7/10/2012, 5:37 pm

They are hard to kill. If you dig them out best you can, put weed cloth down, then sprinkle with sugar. The sugar will lock up the nitrogen so the area cannot have any. After probably several months, you can stop with the sugar, and plant something else. The sugar will wash away and soil will be fine.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/10/2012, 11:06 pm

How much sugar?
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  littlejo on 7/10/2012, 11:52 pm

How much sugar, well a sprinkle, and if you see a weed/greenery then do it again. You can use sugar to deter weeds around garden beds but not in the beds with veggies.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  lonewolfrissy on 7/11/2012, 1:07 pm

That seems feasible.
avatar
lonewolfrissy

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2012-02-27
Age : 28
Location : Joshua Tree, CA (Near Palm Springs, CA)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Oleanders...

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum