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Not the ideal way but at least it will make allow you to get growing and make it easier to pull out any that start to grow.
Brambles are hard to get rid of. The not only seed, but regrow from layering. I would dig out as much as you can and then rotovate, removing any more that you find.Rotavating and then adding manure to the soil will be adavantagous when finally planting and growing your crops.
where are you? i'll bring my cutters and fork
I have resigned myself to the fact that there will be a permanent spot for brambles at the bottom of my garden where the foxes live. I have managed to erradicate them from the rest of the garden and provided you cut off any long tendrals before they touch the ground (which is when these root and form a new plant) they are pretty easy to keep under control. As well as this they are excellent for attracting butterflies and bees and provide stunning fruit ...
I found the only way was to keep cutting them back and digging them out, now I can catch them when they are small. Glyphosate didnt touch them, just killed the leaves then they shot out again with a vengeance, so after several sprays, not doing any good, I just dig.
I'm with petervanh. I let the brambles stay to deter attempts to climb the trellis (and resultant personal injury claims when it inevitably collapsed). I'm glad I did because the fruit are lovely and good for what little wildlife survives this town's immense cat population and the flowers are gorgeous.
They're also part of my hoverfly farm. The roses do a little better for having hoverflies around.
We've got brambles growing through a mature 6ft high box hedge and getting worse, I keep trying to cut them out at the base and along the top of the hedge, but I guess that's all I can do.
I'm not sure about the rotovating - I always understood that each little bit left in the soil will root and make more brambles.
You are right Lizzie, rotivator not really a good idea, same if you have ground elder. Try to dig them out if you can.
Digging out what you can is the only way of controlling brambles imho. A rotovator will only increase your problem. You are quite right in saying that they will grow from the tiniest piece left in the ground. I now just cut what I can and leave the rest as a natural habitat.