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Well established ivy and brambles

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:48

Pete8   I've used Roundup effectively on ivy, but on young growth which I bruised first.

Identify the droppings

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:42

Well spotted Mr J ... worth investigating!

Well established ivy and brambles

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:40

I absolutely agree with Nut - without using weedkiller, all you can do is to dig, dig and dig again.  Cut the brambles back first so you have stumps and keep digging - you'll need a good strong mattock - ordinary garden fork and spade won't be tough enough to do the job.

To be honest with you, I hate using chemicals too, but to get rid of established brambles and ivy I would cut them hard back and then in the spring I would spray all new growth with glyphosate - wait until it's all died back and then dig it up and burn.  Then wait for the bits you've missed to grow and I'd spray again - even doing it this way it'll take you at least a season to make sure you've got it all.

It's the way I've done it in the past and I would do it again.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:33

Suddenly we have snow - I came out of the bathroom and the world had turned white

That dog looks like part Great Dane, but part something else as well, - it looks bulkier and has a longer thicker coat than the Gt Danes I've known. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 07:26

There you are Clari ... Keep warm and safe ((hugs))

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 07:25

Good morning all  Slight improvement here, definitely a better night. Still coughing tho. 

DD ((hugs)) that's really positive ... And daffodils too!!! 

Fidget, hope OH can dock soon 

Chicky - travel safely 

Love that view Pat 

Hold onto your hat Joyce!

Have I missed anyone?

Large onions

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 22:38

Or you can chop them up and fry them and then freeze in batches - fine to add to a casserole 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 22:34

Snuggling down now  Sweet dreams all ...

Identify the droppings

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 22:29

Looks like rat poo to me. Not hedgehog. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 18:39

That's good to hear Joyce 

Fidget  - hope your evening is better than the day was ((hugs))

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Wot izzit?

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