September 16th

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Over the last week, although we can't start building, I have been starting to clear the site of brambles, nettles and other growth that we don't want.

Cutting it all down and burning is fairly easy, stopping it all coming back is not.

I checked with CIL and planning that I could do this as I don't want to fall foul of anything whilst the phase 2 is being carried out.

 

I'm also starting to try and get my head around building regulations as I need to understand what is being said when we have these drawn up.

Any advice greatly received.

 

 



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I like to spray unwanted vegetation with Glyphosate a couple of weeks before cutting it back.  Buy Gallup 360 or similar if you have a large area and follow the dosage and instructions.

 

That picture looks like it was taken in February.

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We had lots of iy and bramble on an old railway embankment. Like @Mr Punter mentioned Gallup 360 or similar works but don't expect immediate results, it's a few weeks. That all said with the bl00dy ivy it has been just good old fashioned pulling and digging it up that has worked better.

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Ivy has a waxy finish on the leaves that stops the glyphosate sticking.  You can add other chemical to the glyphosate - I have read washing up liquid can work.  Also better (but a bit late now) if you cut back old stuff and wait for new leaves, which have less wax.

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Triclopyr (SBK Brushwood Killer) is your friend for bramble control.  Need to crack on if you're spraying though; we're running out of growing season at an alarming rate!

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Bramble is the bane of my life, it is encroaching on all our fields, we've sprayed, mowed, dug, burnt and still it comes back.

It's relatively easy to plough up in the middle of the fields, but it's in the fence line.  The burning was the worse, it seemed to kill it all, then the following year it came back stronger than ever.

 

We use Roundup @ double strength and use a tractor and sprayer.  I don't mind it in some places, but others I just want it gone.

The picture was taken earlier this year, can't quite remember when though.

 

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After years of neglect our plot is similar, slowly getting on top of it tho. Yes Gallup 360 takes about 4 weeks (for soft weeds) I spend my life digging up bramble roots but have been told constant mowing will see it off. 🤞

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23 hours ago, Mr Punter said:

I like to spray unwanted vegetation with Glyphosate a couple of weeks before cutting it back.  Buy Gallup 360 or similar if you have a large area and follow the dosage and instructions.

 

That picture looks like it was taken in February.

 

Interesting.

 

I tend to cut back then spray the new growth when it is young and thirsty.

 

Perhaps both before and after?

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10 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

 

Interesting.

 

I tend to cut back then spray the new growth when it is young and thirsty.

 

Perhaps both before and after?

 

My brain or fingers confused this.  Cut back, wait for new growth, then spray.  If you need to clear a site, spray a couple of weeks before you remove the weeds, so the roots will die and no new growth will regenerate.

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Well Joe90, maybe constant cutting will work for you, but after 20 years here it hasn't 😜

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