The Thugs Have Won

In my last post I mentioned the vegetable garden had a bit of a make over, well it has been completely moved. I admit that the brambles have in fact won the fight and refuse to go away. We dug every single fat root ball up, all 500,000 of them (that’s what it felt like anyway) but still they come back! Grrrr, the root system on these thugs is unbelievable.

We decided to move the beds to the bottom of the garden, near our spanking new posh fence. This area is a bit of a sun trap and benefits from late afternoon and winter sun, all of which will help warm the soil.

I’m much happier now this mammoth job has been carried out, it will make the coming spring sowing much easier to carry out without the worry of bramble shoots, threatening to swamp and suffocate anything and everything.

We still have some main crop carrots to pull, parsnips and sprouts. The rhubarb needs moving too once its dormant. It’s all looking very bare but it will be worth it in the long run. I just need to figure out how to deal with the bramble shoots……

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