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Put a plastic bottle with the bottom cut off over the bracken plant and spray into the bottle. If you can cover adjacent precious plants with flowerpots or dustbins they will be protected from any accidental drips and spray.
Why do you want to reduce the size?
Thank you Macavity.
Please, please check that your bluebells are the English native variety and not Spanish bluebells which hybridise with the English ones.
Do you mean beech mast, which are the nuts, or the receptacles which hold the beech mast?
If you mean the nuts or seeds, leave them for the wildlife.
Oh Dear, all you brilliant people who were so good at framing questionaires while you were at university. Give the lad a break!!
The words 'cut it right back' strike terror in my heart, unless you don't really mean that or you know what you're doing!
It's only five years old, can it really have got out of hand? Prune carefully!
It is usually recommended that worm juice is diluted until it looks like weak tea.
Anybody else think monkey puzzles are one of the ugliest trees?
Yes, I have a worm farm. It is very active, but the amount of compost it produces is small, though it produces lots of worm 'juice.'
That reminds me, frost forecast, I must put it in the greenhouse for the winter.