Burning-off

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Burning-off

Post: #254101 dustydave
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:00 pm

What a lovely day! the first warm sun of we've had this year. I've spent the day burning-off the old grass underneath the brambles. I find if i burn the grass around the areas where the bramble is thickest the burning grass kills the brambles and spreading blackthorn. The rabbits then get in to eat the new growth which keeps the brambles back as well. I do this once a year and, this one day keeps 9-acres in check.

I've burnt about an acre of grass! I now stink - but feel good! :cheers:

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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254103 Lillia
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:04 pm

Now, that's some good work done~ :iconbiggrin: It's a BEAUTIFUL day and I have the window open!

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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254181 bill1953
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:46 pm

Nine acres? That's one big garden!
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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254186 boboff
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:49 pm

How do you burn the grass?
I know that might seem like a stupid question, but I keep dropping my swan vesta!
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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254197 Thomzo
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:35 pm

Is it legal? What's the difference between burning grass and burning stubble?

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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254214 bill1953
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:19 am

A friend of mine in county Armagh had a brother who decided to clear a quarter acre of furze, bracken and grass by using a few gallons of petrol. The resulting explosion sent a mushroom cloud two hundred feet high and attracted the attention of a British Army helicopter resulting in him spending three days in custody explaining his actions! It certainly cleared the quarter acre but don't try this at home.
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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254220 dustydave
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:45 am

boboff wrote:How do you burn the grass?
I know that might seem like a stupid question, but I keep dropping my swan vesta!


Not that sort of grass! :cooldude:

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Post: #254221 dustydave
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:47 am

Thomzo wrote:Is it legal? What's the difference between burning grass and burning stubble?

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It is legal as long as you do it before March 31st

http://www.defra.gov.uk/food-farm/land- ... r-burning/

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Re: Burning-off

Post: #254222 dustydave
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:48 am

bill1953 wrote:A friend of mine in county Armagh had a brother who decided to clear a quarter acre of furze, bracken and grass by using a few gallons of petrol. The resulting explosion sent a mushroom cloud two hundred feet high and attracted the attention of a British Army helicopter resulting in him spending three days in custody explaining his actions! It certainly cleared the quarter acre but don't try this at home.


Great story!

Has your friend not seen the price of petrol!


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