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Fighting Bramble

Hi there,

I'm sure this has been covered a gazillion times, so now is my chance to make it a gazillion and one!

There is a small roundabout in front of my house.  When the recent new builds had been completed, they arranged to have it tidied and landscaped.  Unfortunately, the landscapers appear to have distributed bramble roots everywhere and there is now almost as many bramble shoots as there is grass.

What is the recommended method to eradicate bramble?




  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,761

    Dig out the roots. If that isn't possible and if they are only in grass then just keep mowing and in 2 or 3 years they will have given up. You could try weedkiller like glyphosate but it will be difficult to keep that from damaging other plants too.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,976

    I imagine the property developers will have paid the landscapers to do the job properly - they should call them back and make sure they do!

     I'd let the developers know what's happening ....

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • RekusuRekusu Posts: 117

    Thanks for the replies.  Think I will investigate the weedkiller and go with the regular cutting route.  This is the first summer since the work was done and to date, the bl***y things don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cutting.

    Regarding complaining to the developers, it's not quite like that.  There were three independant new builds, and one of them arranged for their landscapers, more as a favour to everyone facing the roundabout, to tidy it up (it was being used for builder parking,) grass seed the surrounding and leave the bushes, shrubs and trees.  Even with the bramble peeping through, it looks sooooooo much better than it did.

    Again, thanks


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