Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Battling a Russian Vine

We are lucky enough to have wwoofers staying with us at the moment - Kaz and her 8 year old daughter Tru.  Great workers both of them!  Today we tackled a Russian vine that had swamped a corner of the garden.  What a job!! The vine had covered about 25 square meters and completely submerged a small shed I keep my bee equipment in.  I used a chain saw to demolish the vine but that was just a start!  The vine had strong roots over all of the area it covered and as I plan to plant gooseberries and tayberry there the roots had to come out.
We are both knackered but the ground is clear and with lots of compost dug ready for the new plants to arrive.

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