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Jul 02, This video shows how to trim the flax plants in half using the hedge trimmer first to cut them down in shrubcleanup.bar you can get close to the plant to dig it out. For large flax bushes, the easiest I find (by hand) is to squeeze in the centre of the plant and start removing clumps from there and work your way out.
samsnan, Sep 2, am. We had about 10 of them very big to get rid of when we came here. Took photos and listed them on here the same way as valleystream did. I dug out three last week m high tenax variety - took 15mins to dig each flax out, they are shallow rooting and easy to remove at this time of year when the soil is still moist.
Since the public registrations are closed, you must have an invite from a current member to be able to register and post in this thread. Cut the flax back to approx. mm above ground level, this will allow easier access to the roots that need to be dug out. Mature flax plants have several divisions that can be removed individually, making the task somewhat easier.
If the flax is very large and you have a friend with a small digger that can easily access the plant, then this would be a better removal option. Feb 03, The flax can be moved with the aid of shovel, dig down and around it and loosen soil.
You should then be able to lift the flax out of ground; it will be heavy so you will probably need others to help. As the flax is large you should be able to break the clump apart and either replant the separate bits elsewhere in garden or give them away.
Flax are real survivors and have a fantastic fibrous root system which hinders digging out the entire plant. I would cut all top foliage off to start with.
A sharp machete would be best. Remove all the leaf spears so that the root ball is exposed.