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How do I permanent remove bramble bushes from garden ?


 
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Mutley56

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:55 pm Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:58 pm Reply with quote

dig them out, including the roots.

a pair of sturdy gloves will be useful
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:05 pm Reply with quote

SBK is the easiest and most complete way to get rid of it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:42 pm Reply with quote

toptec wrote:
SBK is the easiest and most complete way to get rid of it.


thats what I said.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:56 pm Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:12 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_redface.gif 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.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:42 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Chris (saab9002)

Got caught out by the SBK wind up icon_redface.gif

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.

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