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    Hmmm. My new Dalek home is a way off yet then? Still, I always reckon if I can't defeat a plant I'm a pretty poor human bean.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    I've got a new plan, and I think it's foolproof. We'll need a hot-air balloon, a tame rhino and some demolition charges. Who's in?!
    Resistance is fertile

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    This is all sounding a bit 'Day of the Triffids' to me!!

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    Does it have to be an organic way? Would Glyphosate not work? Mix it up with some washing liquid in there to help it stick to the leaves and spray/paint it on a calm cloudy day.

    I think I might know someone who can get some demolition charges though... Snake? Are you there? not too sure about the tame rhino though...

    Dwell simply ~ love richly

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    I think I'll have to use something to kill the roots Birdie Wife. However, until I can hack me way through to them there's not much point. Got a sackful carted off this morning by my son-in-law - the tip is on his way home. In the high wind we have here now there's not much point in trying to cut it back further - I'd be chasing the bits around the county! Next calm (dry) day I'm back there. Thanks for all the suggestions (with the possible exception of the rhino!)
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    One of the reasons why everyone grows them here is that they ARE indestructible. We have to have that kind of plant/shrub/tree up here.

    Good luck Flum!
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    I took one out of my front garden about 5 years ago. I used a spade, a secateurs and a pickaxe. It took me two days. Never ever again.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    I took one out of my front garden about 5 years ago. I used a spade, a secateurs and a pickaxe. It took me two days. Never ever again.
    Hmmm Bramble, do you realise what you've just admitted to?? (see Alison's post yesterday -Tee Hee)

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