If left unchecked brambles and can get a foothold on your property and can take over. While brambles have their merits from an environmental point of view, they will also need controlling if they are completely dominating your premises or managed properties.
Brambles may have more obvious benefits in terms of their ripe fruit. The flowers too are rich in pollen and nectar. The thorns and the impenetrable growth habit of the plant provides sanctuary for small mammals and a nesting habitat for certain birds. The plant is also used by the larvae of some moths before they pupate.
About Bramble Clearance
We love bramble clearance! Consideration must be given to the time of year as a dense covering of mature brambles may be home to nesting birds. Where appropriate we use machinery clearance, other times digging by hand is far and away our favourite method. This is an integral part of integrated control, herbicide can also be used where appropriate. Hand digging really lets you get to the core of the problem and you are able to see how the plants grows. We are often asked if we get scratched and the answer is that we do a tiny bit but it's all about technique and protection from PPE!
Bramble Root System
Brambles have a varied root development and are one of the fastest growing plants in the garden!
Before & After Bramble Clearance
This bramble bush in a garden in Bracklesham Bay near Chichester had completely overgrown and become unsightly. The customer wanted to fully remove the brambles so we cut them back and then removed the root system, ready to be landscaped and replanted.
Why choose Garden Thyme for bramble clearance
We are a small family run business and offer a personal service with friendly staff that can respond to you quickly. We are passionate about gardening and have many years experience in horticulture. We are qualified in the removal of invasive plants and conscious of not killing surrounding plants in the process of removing the unwanted one, this is not the case with all companies. We will also provide you with a map of the area that we will treat.
Q&A with Charles
When is the best time of year to remove brambles?
Brambles can be removed at any time of the year. However, it's important to consider the impact on wildlife, particularly to nesting birds that typically nest from the beginning of March to end of August. We have a range of methods for dealing with brambles suited to different seasons and varying conditions, so get in touch and we can discuss the best solution for you.