- Killing a pot plant on purpose – best way
I have the office to myself on Monday. This is my window for sorting my colleague’s ridiculous ugly and downright (doesn’t bother with the passive bit anymore) aggressive symbolic pot plant that sits between the desks.
What is the best way to do this ? It has to be something one dose, and untraceable.
I have already discounted killing the colleague – too messy and I like a clear desk.Posted 3 years agosquirrelkingMember
aggressive symbolic pot plant
Upon discovery that docking their stingers renders them harmless, docked triffids soon become fashionable in public and private gardens. As it takes triffids two years to fully regrow their stings, captive triffids are safe if pruned annually.Posted 3 years ago
Above the base are upturned leafless sticks which the triffid drums against its stem. The exact purpose of this is not fully explained in The Day of the Triffids; it is originally assumed that they are used to attract mates, but Bill Masen’s colleague, Walter Lucknor, believes that they are employed for communication. It is revealed that removal of these sticks causes the triffid to physically deteriorate.alibongo001Subscriber
We used to poison our maths teachers plant at school with ink.
We were trying to get the flowers to turn different colours one year and went a bit far- it died!
(Not sure if ink is the best option but there is a strong STW tradition of only suggesting things you have experience of!)Posted 3 years agonickcSubscriber
We used Roundup on a vigorous patch of nettles. It may well kill them eventually but may well take it’s sweet time about it. A week after a proper dousing they’re looking a bit peaky but hardly terminal…
Nettles have an underground part (rhizomes) that can spread for metres. You need to dig that out if you want permanently rid.Posted 3 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
Weedkiller is all well and good, but the suggestions above are far too quick and will arouse suspicion.
Two options I’d suggest are a) lift and snip the roots or b) spray with rosate, where the plant looks totally normal for 3 weeks, then will suddenly and quite dramatically die, many weeks after the crime was committed.Posted 3 years ago
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