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After the plans for the garden had been sketched out we needed to get to work.

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Location: South East QLD

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 5, 2017 at 23:03

Blood hell, that's a big bugger!

Comment by Lissa on January 5, 2017 at 20:50

Good for you Brendan :) 

Comment by Brendan Pepe on January 5, 2017 at 12:01
I'm still working on the fit part! I love being able to do something productive and in turn get healthier from it, just 3 months ago I was 146kg. It will be a sight for sore eyes to see something bloom in its place.
Comment by Lissa on January 5, 2017 at 4:37

You're both young and fit! The sort of work I used to love.....when I was young and fit. Now I do things such as Dave suggested with the tarp.

How satisfying will it be to get this cleaned up and something productive in it's place. Looks like you have a fairly big bit of land there.

Comment by Brendan Pepe on January 5, 2017 at 0:38
When I seen the stumps and the amount that there were I was thinking I'd need some sort of earthwork machine.. Definitely an absolute bugger.
Comment by Dave Riley on January 5, 2017 at 0:05

Mulch, maybe -- but this ginger is an absolute bugger to control and fully remove. Up there with bamboo. I think it is now a declared weed in Qld.

Request: do not have a heart attack.

Getting out the root mass is the hardest part. Last time I tackled the plant I  cut back the stems, then covered the remaining roots with a tarp until they died and  rotted down. Any new shoot I slashed back.

Back hoe worked real well on another patch of my experience.

Lovely plant though...

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 4, 2017 at 18:06

Fabulous mulch!

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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