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    Dear All,

    I have a huge Pampas grass on my plot that I'm keen to get rid of - not that I don't enjoy it, but I need all the space I can get for veg!

    I'd welcome any advice, it looks very well established, I'm sure it will be a task and a half.

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    Don't try burning it, it comes back. Unless you are related to a rather young Schwarzenegger it is impossible to dig out. You need a hell of a weedkiller. I suggest you google 'brush weed killer' and look around.
    Why didn't Noah just swat those 2 greenflies?

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    As long as you split the clump up into numerous little clumps with a spade it should be reasonably easy to dig out. I have dug a large clump out before without too much bother. Watch the leaves though as they are like razors!
    As has been said, people usually set fire to it to help it to grow the following year .........so not a good idea!
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    yes I agree with snadger, make sure you wear thick clothing, eye and face protection and tough gloves........oh and get someone to help. dont put on compost heap!!!
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    Bet you a gooseberry bush that if you do that, it comes back. I know several people with the t-shirt.
    Why didn't Noah just swat those 2 greenflies?

    Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
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    >If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarraceniac View Post
    Bet you a gooseberry bush that if you do that, it comes back. I know several people with the t-shirt.
    Don't mind little clumps left...........it's the year of the ornamental kitchen garden for me!
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    Lol oh apparently that is too short so double lol.
    Why didn't Noah just swat those 2 greenflies?

    Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
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    The man and I took a mature pampas grass out out of a lawn in a new home some years ago. It needed the both of us.

    We burnt it down first - so no longer spiky and enormous - this made it much easier.

    It was not that deep - just a really wide heavy solid clump.

    We took it out in dry weather - that made it easier to get out and lift away on a sheet.

    It did not come back - and we both went yipee and we really loathed it.

    Ann

    Oh watch out if you burn it in dry weather - it goes up really fast.

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