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Its time to go...but how?


 It's time for this monster to go, and maybe it's friend in the front right.

It's not that I hate it, just would prefer something pretty. First thought was an acer (currently in  a pot) but think it would nt be sheltered enough.

Anyway, any tips how to get the brute out?


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Large man plus spade plus dig. dig. dig!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Should I cut it back first or will the leaves help with leverage? 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,148

    Cut off the outer ones so it's easier to dig out the roots but leave the mass at the centre so you have something to pull.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    I've removed a large phormium. It wasn't as deep rooted as I expected.image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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