Nasty thorns

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    Hello,
    We've recently moved into a new property and have discovered that many of the bushes in the front garden have been invaded by an unidentified thorny tendriled plant. Some of the growths are green with sometimes a reddish tint while others are clearly dead and bleached white, though still entangled in the host. Can any experienced members here suggest what this is and also how to get rid of it? thanks.
     
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    @Philbo
    No didn't work.
    Cannot think of many common plants that fit thorny tendrilled. I assume it's not a rose or a bramble.
     
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      Its a bramble:smile:
       
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        Thanks!
         
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        @Philbo To get rid of it either trace back the tendrils to the root and dig the root out, or get hold of some Roundup Gel and apply to as many leaves as you can get to.
         
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          Has lovely berries come autumn. Bramble jelly.....mmmm
           
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            Ooh love blackberries! Used to spend hours as a kid collecting bowls of 'em for my mum to make blackberry and apple pies......fantastic with custard......I'm hungry
             
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              Blackberry jam/jelly, blackberry and apple crumble. However they do get everywhere and the wild forms are very variable in fruit quality.
               
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