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  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Dumfries and Galloway
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Re: Bracken
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2013, 09:49:01 pm »

Shame its free to good home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

Stellan Vert

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: Bracken
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2013, 08:36:26 am »
Hi from Shropshire.  :wave:

Thank you all for the above. 
We have 2 acres of ground with about 30% bracken cover.

The ground has not been worked for years, we have started to work it, I have scythed the crosier shoots 3 times over the last month, looks like I need something to trample them.

I thought braken could be used as a soil conditioner as I rememeber my Grandfather collecting it, dried and using it on his allotment.



  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Re: Bracken
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2013, 08:39:45 am »
yes it can according to the soil association article link - so reap the benefits once you've cut it/removed it.  We havnt been removing the litter so I will definitely be doing that differently this year


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Bracken
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2013, 09:16:12 am »
I've seen it used as mulch in one of the big gardens open to the public around here - can't remember where, of course...


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