Bramble bonfire

Burning bramble rootsHere’s the fire I made of the bramble roots from just 4 sq m of my new allotment empire.

Burn, you bastards, burn!

Broken forkProgress on digging it has been snail-like. Not to mention expensive; I got a bit ambitious with one particularly stubborn bramble root and broke my wretched fork.

My feelings are best expressed by the slogan a Norfolk grass turf company used to have written on its lorries:

“If you can’t seed it, sod it.”

3 Responses to “Bramble bonfire”

  1. Rampant_Weasel Says:

    well done soilman, on that tales from the green valley program it took 3 of them weeks with mattocks to clear them.

  2. Kneazle1 Says:

    Such a gratifying sight I’ve been digging out brambles for bloody weeks it’s great to see them getting what they deserve!

  3. Doug Says:

    That’s a familiar site. The total toll so far from digging over my 1/3rd of a plot which was totally overgrown last October and is now pretty much ready to go has been two forks and two spades. I’ve gone over to buying heavyweight tools from the builders merchants, all steel construction, no wood, all big tough joints.