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Posted: 10/05/2013 at 13:34

Thanks for the advice guys.

So basically, if it ain't soil - take it out.

Its going to take me a long long time to cover a 45' x 45' patch, but I guess it'll be worth it.

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Posted: 10/05/2013 at 12:23

Thanks for the reply Matty. I've come to understand that bramble roots are a pain to say the least

I figured writing off the garden this year and spending the whole summer derooting would be worth the effort for next year.

Can I ask why did you cleared all roots except the big ones?

I have some conifers and a couple of Ash trees to the border of the garden, so wondering how I'm going to deal with the roots when I come into proximity with those!


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Posted: 10/05/2013 at 11:43


This may be an odd question, but when de-rooting an overgrown garden (mainly brambles, ivy) at what size root do you say is small enough to remin in the ground?

I started off by removing all the roots I come accross (nothing else in garden worth keeping) but some of the roots are really small! And obviously the more finiky I am the longer it will end up taking!

Advice welcome!


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