My great uncle said that if you could tie your horse to a thistle then buy the farm.Our village show had a class for tallest Thistle which was won by our one neighbour with a six foot giant. After he'd had the prize money he told everyone he'd had it off our field
Is it still advised to wait until evening before spraying where you want to preserve clover - when the clove leaves have turned inwards and catch less spray. Or have I spent too much time in the sun?
Even with the astronomical rise of fuel I expect, gallon for gallon, diesel is still cheaper than chemicals.
How much is a gallon of Thistlex nowadays
ahem,I can't win with you people. 'Reseeded this field for the first time in 30 years'.... goes and puts clover in...
I can't make this any more simple. Avoid grass to grass reseeding and if you do put in a new ley, spray the newly emerged grass with polo and hurler when it is young.
But no, you'd rather go topping and burn diesel at £1 a litre or whack em with golf clubs.
Anyway, with an infestation like that, I'd be topping them all down, waiting for them to all hit the correct stage of growth and probably going with forefront. Hopefully the expensive arsh-slapping cost would remind me of my folly should I ever ben tempted to try it a second time.
Clover safe sprays on thistles like that would be as much use as a bucket of day old pish on a bonfire.