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Bramble problem

I have a bramble problem at top of garden, I have cut them back, used weed killer. The other day I tried to over dig the area to pull roots out unfortunately this was impossible as it's right by a very big tree and kept hitting tree roots. Any ideas please


  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 883
    We had lots of monster brambles when we moved in and quite a few amongst mature shrubs and trees. We dug out those we could and cut down the rest as low as we could get, underground if possible. We then just did a regular ‘bramble patrol’ nipping off any new shoots. It took a while but finally the vast majority gave up. I do get the odd new shoot in one place where they are trickier to spot when small but I just keep an eye out And nip them off once spotted.
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • Thank u
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,361
    Actually, apart from the thorns, brambles aren't too much of a problem.  If they're mature enough to have several branches at ground level, you can wrap a strong rope round them at ground level, i.e. below the branches, then by putting a strong piece of timber on a block of some sort and binding the rope round it, it's possible to lever them out of the ground as their root stock isn't too big.
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