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Brambles, Rushes and Nettles Chaos


 
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Brambles, Rushes and Nettles Chaos Reply with quote

Hello all, I have just become a member and would greatly appreciate advice on many topics. My home of five years is surrounded by ditches, ash trees, brambes ,nettles ,and rushes, underneath a crumbling stone wall. I have a type of lawn!!! which gets cut every couple of weeks. Also a neighbouring site is so overgrown with the above which are seeding into my 'patch'. Any advice as to how I can reclaim the original ditch wall, getting rid of the rushes, nettles and brambles without chemicals.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shefra
If you don't want to use chemicals the way I cleared brambles etc from my garden (which started life as a field) was cutting, pulling and digging .....
I cut down as much top growth as i could, then with fork, spade and pick axe dug and levered out all the roots I could get too......some will come back, but with much weaker growth and if you can keep at it you will manage to clear the most of it, though you'll get through a few pairs of strong gloves in the process!
Good luck with it all.......if I figure out how to put pictures in a post I'll do a 'before' and 'after' ...[

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Jenny S, a lot of hardgraft needed, I suppose I should have started sooner before they grew out of control. I was also thinking, with permission of site owner next door of getting someone to cut the field once a year to contain the rapid growth, and thereby prevent from seeding. By the way mine started out as a field too, and I am also surrounded by fields.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Nettles Reply with quote

There was a recent post on a similar subject, shefra.
Have a look...
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about790.html


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that GPI, however I could not find that post, but I did log into a site called Allexperts.com and posted a thread , will let yu know when I get email.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shefra wrote:
Thanks for that GPI, however I could not find that post


The link to the post is working.
Just click on the dark green text just below "have a look" in my post above.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great, I think at this stage I will have to resort to Roundup, its just way out of control. Thanks
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