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Hi all,

I want to get rid of the line of bush/weed shown in the picture linked below, i have been told its pyracantha and a lot of self-seeded trees and weed, behind the fence are a line of trees then a carpark.

The idea is to clear the area then infill with slate chips and a few planters, we are not green-fingered and these bushes grow at a pace, they are also very sharp.

Cutting the top growth off is easy, but how would i stop them growing back through the slate chips - digging out will be a nightmare as the soil below is 100% tree-root and you cannot get a fork or spade into it.

Any ideas?

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Try Brushwood killer, follow the instructions on the can!

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Using a mattock would chop through all the roots and grub them out enough to stop any regrowth but it is very hard work and not for the faint hearted.
I would get a quote from a local landscape contractor to remove it all and cart away the green stuff , he would probably do it in a day.

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Thanks,

i'll have a look at the killer.

Definitely won't be me doing the mattock then - arthritis in the knees sorted out my days of slogging :(

Will find a local guy to come see i think.

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Sorry, I had intended to attach a link:-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&key ... lv0a_e_p28

Check, but I think you can chop back all the top growth then apply the killer to prevent any re-growth of the shrubs.

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would it harm the trees though?

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davek0974 wrote:
would it harm the trees though?


You would only apply it to the bushes or shrubs you wanted to kill.
Like I said, it could be applied to the remains of bushes cut down to base level.

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Excellent, sounds just like whats needed :)

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This thread title lead me to think it was something far different, what a disappointment :lol:

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dewaltdisney wrote:
This thread title lead me to think it was something far different, what a disappointment :lol:

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In the garden?

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