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artalis
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Willow gone wild Reply with quote

Hi folks,

A neighbour of mine has a problem with drainage in her back garden, as the site is situated at the foot of a slope and the previous owner of the site planted alot of willow there to help soak up the water.

It has grown huge and she now wants rid of the willow. Despite attempts to dig it up she has been unsuccessful.

Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks

artalis Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has she room to get a JCB in there?

Or a mini digger?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: willow problem Reply with quote

Hi Kindredspirit,

My thoughts too.

She may be mid terrace with no separate access to her rear garden where the willow is located. A JCB wouldn't get through a small urban sidegate at any rate. Not sure if a mini digger would either.

The roots of willow are v. difficult to eradicate apparently. They may also be invasive to surrounding gardens.

artalis Shocked

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