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    I hope never to do it again Bramble. I wouldn't be doing it once if I hadn't inherited the infestation! Stopped for the mo because in this wind if flying shards of leaf hit someone in the face they'd be lacerated and scarred for life (and that someone might be me!)
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    Have you tried playing rock music to it?

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    Heavens we have 9 of them in the Prairie Garden. I like them.
    The one we did remove as being in the wrong place came out quite easily as compared to removing a tree for example. The roots are easily cut with loppers and are not persistent in the same way as couch grass.

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    It's gone! After a couple more sessions of cutting it as low as I could with the loppers I went out this afternoon to finish the deed! I had a long handled sharp spade, a border fork and me trusty loppers (and a very tough pair of gloves!). I removed the remaining dross from the far side (the side I've never been able to reach before!) and found a slumbering tiggy, which I covered up again with plenty of dried stuff. From the side I could easily reach I started to chop at the roots under the clump and then sink the fork into the centre and lever it about till I heard roots tear. I removed a bit at a time like this - some of it I practically unscrewed! However, only fibrous bits of root are left and I can't see it coming back from those - especially when covered in daleks full of compost. Thanks to everyone for their advice and encouragement - except the bit about the swingers! Wish I hadn't known that!
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    A mini digger would have been quicker ... then you could have split it up in to smaller chunks potted them up and taken them to Eskymo for their new front hedge
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    Did think of offering them on Ebay - but as usual, couldn't be mithered!
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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