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Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 01:18

Buddyboy thanks for your concerns I fully appreciate them. The brambles and bushes are as you guessed almost head height. I had taken advice from my brush utter supplier at the weekend and I can assure you that I lost a pound on two in perspiration today wearing all if the safety kit he sold me. We are doing "surveys" of narrow strips of the land figuring out what's in each strip before we attack it with the brush cutter on a couple of occasions we have had to remove an old gate and a fence post before we went in. 

As I stated earlier the advice given has been marvellous and I thank you for your concerns. I do hope other members have found this useful as well .

i would urge any one else using this advice to make sure that they use the correct footwear,eye protection and gloves before taking on a task like this.

one small tip from me " the old brambles are horrendous all the gloves I tried were rubbish then I found a pair of welder gloves in a friend shed, thick leather/suede that come halfway up your forearm,used them on tuesday and wend out and bought a pair this morning best £19 I've spent so far on this project

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:43

Thanks every one you have all been most helpful. This is the first time I have ever used a computer for something like this, I went to school with a slide rule and a book of tables, it's amazing how we can share an interest and help each other. I will let you know how I get on.

once again thanks to all.


ps any further advice and ideas welcome

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 21:21

Thanks for the advice now going to take a look at eBay I guess the product description will give me amounts to use etc so if I can get the rest of the prickles out of my fingers by the time it arrives I should be able to get to work

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 20:56

Thanks, do I need to reduce the jungle prior to spraying or should I spray as it is now?

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 20:38

I have just inherited a plot of land that is completely overgrown with nettles and brambles, and the old breeze block shed on the site is covered in Ivy. I have read the articles on getting rid of the Ivy which have been very useful. Does any one out there know how how to get rid of half an acre of stinging nettles and brambles

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