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morri2

  • Joined Jun 2008
Getting rid of brambles
« on: May 02, 2010, 12:44:26 pm »
Anyone out there any idea how to get rid of brambles when you can't actually reach them to dig all the root out?  I have several really big brambles close to the roots of some nice shrubs  and it looks as though I'd have to dig up the shrub to get to all the brambles roots.  There are also a number of them growing out of the bottom of the stone wall.  Any advice would be much appreciated thanks.

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 12:46:17 pm »
Get yourselves some goats...

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 01:06:59 pm »
.........but be prepared to loose ALL your plants, not just the brambles  ;) ;D ;D ;D

I think there's stuff you can get that's injected into the roots, after you've trimmed off all the branches that will rot them and make it easier to get them out - tends to be used by tree surgeons for getting rid of stumps - it might be worth looking into.
Hope that helps

clumbaboy

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Gretna
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 02:53:09 pm »
Hi,
  What you require is brushwood killer, made by DOFF, available from smaller garden centres. You will have to be quite selective in your application, it is systemic so a localised spray on the brambles should do it, by the way it doesnt kill grass. I use it in the paddock for nettles and brambles, sometimes needs a second application if they are well established. hope this helps

Sandy

  • Guest
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 09:24:23 pm »
Brambles are sent by nature to trip you up!! hate the buggers!!! KILL THEM!!!!

RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 09:44:24 pm »
they also give you the berries to make lovely jam with though !!! so save a few where you can !!!

cheers

Russ

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 08:25:07 pm »
same applies to sloes, just sent to try me!! ::) :&>

Sandy

  • Guest
Re: Getting rid of brambles
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010, 12:49:41 am »
I think mother nature puts Brambles in the way to stop us picing her fruit!!!

 

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