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    Bluenowhere is offline Rooter
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    Sorry if you know already but with blackberries what you are looking for is the knobbly fat bit of root, normally a few inches below the surface. If you cut the roots below this with secateurs/loppers/small saw and dig the nobbly bit out then the other roots will rot off and not re-sprout. It can be anything from a plum size to about the size of a fist. The suckers will have smaller roots if they are this years.

    Then you only have to dig out the roots where you want to plant and hopefully will be rotting away by the time you need to do that.

    Agree with others, slow and steady, accept all help offered. You’ve got loads of time yet to get bits ready for planting.

    Once you have cleared an area get it covered, manure, cardboard, weed fabric, the main thing is to keep the weeds down until you can plant something.
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    Enjoy.

    Be warned it becomes an obsession

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    Cornerplot51 is offline Germinator
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    Wish I had an allotment....enjoy yours

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    Congratulations on getting your allotment. It certainly looks a huge task but you'll get there (3 hours on your first day is a good sign). Good luck with it and enjoy

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    Logunner is offline Rooter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornerplot51 View Post
    Wish I had an allotment....enjoy yours

    Can’t give em away on our site..

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    Can you get a brush cutter on it? Then you could cover as much as possible and uncover a section at a time to did out the bramble roots.
    Good luck.

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    Plenty of good advice already. So I'll just pass on encouragement.

    Best wishes for a happy growing year.
    Note to self: Getting too old not to have a life.

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    Right Shed Fred is offline Seedling
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    Good luck - I have fought about 8 metres of 2 metre deep brambles and won. It is possible - good luck!
    Watch out for those thorns though...
    Jungle Jane and Can the Man like this.

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