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Is there a "bird safe" weed killer?

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Old Tuesday 27th April 2010, 10:06   #1
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Is there a "bird safe" weed killer?

I feed my garden birds on paving slabs that are set in pebbles, now the seed that gets around the slabs is starting to grow.

I've been weeding the area for the last month or so but now the weeds are growing quicker and it would be a full time job pulling them out.

Does anyone know if there is a "bird safe" weed killer I could put on to the weeds that are growing to keep them under control?
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Old Tuesday 27th April 2010, 12:18   #2
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I think any of the non persistant glyphosate based (Round -up etc)weedkillers are fine.... from memory they say that they are safe for animals and children when dry. Ask at a good garden centre... read the instructions.. if in doubt don't use.. if you do it on a warm dry day and scare off the birds until it dries off.

Otherwise garden centres (or internet suppliers) sell blow torches for burning off weeds.. they don't get down to the roots.. but they're fun to use and burn the tops off!
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Old Tuesday 27th April 2010, 12:23   #3
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Thanks for the help, I'll have a look in my local garden centre.

A blow torch might be fun though

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Toys for boys.. and pyramaniac girls!

http://www.hirecentres.com/index.php...product&id=166
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