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skuthorp
07-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Someone has blown their top?:d

Glen Longino
07-20-2015, 10:58 PM
A result off falling off roofs onto his head and breathing fumes from hot tar, I suspect!

skuthorp
07-20-2015, 11:18 PM
Hi Glen, maybe you could rework that old Xmas carol…………..

"On the 12th thread of Gengis………...

Glen Longino
07-20-2015, 11:20 PM
Hi Glen, maybe you could rework that old Xmas carol…………..

"On the 12th thread of Gengis………...

:) I bet I could!:)

skuthorp
07-20-2015, 11:22 PM
Go for it. I'm back to clearing blackberries for a while before the weather changes.

Glen Longino
07-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Go for it. I'm back to clearing blackberries for a while before the weather changes.

You have blackberries?
Are you pruning them?
I love blackberries!

Jimmy W
07-20-2015, 11:55 PM
It's been a pretty poor year for blackberries here, don't know why.

Phil Y
07-21-2015, 01:26 AM
Blackberries are lovely, but in southern Oz they are prolific and horrible weed, which take over vast areas if given any opportunity.

Gerarddm
07-21-2015, 01:52 AM
Blackberries are the state weed here. Give them an inch, they'll take a hectare. They keep Monsanto in business
( Roundup ) in Washington State.

skuthorp
07-21-2015, 05:29 AM
I'm using Brush Off, but extremely locally. I cut the canes about knee high and burn the tops (done this arvo). Then when they shoot slice the corm at the base of the clump and apply a cat litter and brush off poultice. Cover with a bit of old cardboard and bury. Labour intensive but you only have to do it once and seeing I'm working on the banks of the creek I cannot spray. I've got probably half an acre to do.

doorstop
07-21-2015, 08:40 AM
A friend years ago bought a block in Tassie that was covered in Blackberries. He bought a few goats and they cleaned them up in no time at all. Perhaps you need a goat or two Jeff, tether them and let 'em rip...

Garret
07-21-2015, 10:40 AM
A friend years ago bought a block in Tassie that was covered in Blackberries. He bought a few goats and they cleaned them up in no time at all. Perhaps you need a goat or two Jeff, tether them and let 'em rip...

Better get a cover crop planted quick! The goats just clear 'em off & replant complete with fertilizer.... ;)

skuthorp
07-21-2015, 04:38 PM
We havs 8 species of native terrestrial orchids and remnant rainforest species, goats are not an option.
This gully will in about 4 years begin to return to its ancient state as a fern gully as has the other part of the creek already cleared.
The spore is in the ground, just add some light and they spring up everywhere. Five species of fern, one of which is supposed to only be found above 4000 ft in the mountains.