Blackberry :-X

LoveLiveGardenMay 9, 2013

I stupidly, stupidly, stupidly planted a blackberry bush in the ground a few years ago and now it has replaced mint on my list of extremely invasive plants. We have dug up the roots several times and replaced soil and we still cant get rid of it!! Anybody have a solution? I don't want it because this variety is a vine that spreads all over the place and is prickly.

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Round-up should do the trick.

Your invasive hell-plant is my protected baby. I have 2 blackberries and go to great lengths to keep them alive through the -35F temps we get each winter. To each their own :)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 1:41AM
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I second don555's sentiment... I feel this way about most plants that folks from other places rant about (mint included).

Then again, the line between invasive and useful is especially thin here in NM. Most of the plants that are invasive elsewhere are especially welcomed here because of their vigor.

Digging up the roots should have worked... brambles are extremely small and shallow-rooted, so you must have just missed one or two plants.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 9:45AM
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I've always just pulled the suckers out. They will try to come back several times but eventually they stop and come back else where. It's no different than pulling weeds every few weeks. They pull much easier when you first notice them as a small sprout. I think controlling grass in a raised bed is much worse than brambles but that's just me.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 4:23PM
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Maybe I just have to be more aggressive and pull them out when they just peak out of the ground. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 11:38PM
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