How do I permanent remove bramble bushes from garden ?

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  1. Mutley56

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    Dear all,

    I have 20 or so bramble bushes that are growing all over the garden of the house that I have recently purchased. I would appreciate any advice on how to remove them permanently - I anticipate that it will involve a lot of digging!

    The use of chemicals, although regretable, is something that I would consider as I need to make the garden a usable place for my children by the spring time.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    Mutley56 :D
     
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    dig them out, including the roots.

    a pair of sturdy gloves will be useful
     
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    SBK is the easiest and most complete way to get rid of it.
     
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    thats what I said.

    Spade, Bucket, Knife :LOL:
     
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    Nice one guys,

    Pure "SBK" is what I feared it would involve, it's just a shame SBK isn't supplied in a spray can for ease of use!!!

    Thanks again for your advice - got 5 days off work to do it in.

    Mutley56 :D
     
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    If you are going to use SBK brushwood,mix it with washing up liquid and brush it on all the greenery, it takes time and wear 2 pairs of rubber gloves!! It sticks to the leaves and not other plants you might want to protect :oops: also it doesn't blow away/evaporate in the wind.
    But you are better off digging up all you can now and hit any new growth later on in the year with this method.
    Chris
     
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    Thanks Chris (saab9002)

    Got caught out by the SBK wind up :oops:

    Thanks for the advice. Only managed to dig up 1/4 of the brambles. There are lots of small roots that are all inter-twined and the spade / fork just cuts right through them. This has left lots of root material in the ground that will probably remain viable and problematic for regrowth.

    I wonder whether using a mechanical digger to remove the top few inches of soil is the only answer?

    Thanks again.

    Mutley56
     

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