Holm Farm, Cumbria.
thistle in pasture. June 2003.
20 & 30 acres were covered by a 3 man workforce. Plant
densities were not recorded. 120 man-hours were worked.
June is usually too late for this job, because plant roots
have grown long & numerous, and the ground is hardening
up. Broken root sections produce flowers and set seed
by September. Far better to get them young in the Autumn
£840 + vat. (between £33. and £28. per acre)