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    Default Re: Japanese Knot weed and the Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Can you smoke this Jap weed?
    It gets you really hai

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    jesus wept there's some hysterics on here about JK.

    when we bought this house it was winter and the 10m x 5m patch of JK in the field next to our back door was cut down and invisible unless you went over into the field. when it started growing in spring we went down to see the farmer that owns the field who basically told us we could do whatever we wanted to it but he wouldn't spend a penny on it.

    given that this house is stone, no foundations and has hollow floors downstairs we really needed to get it sorted before it started pushing up through the floorboards. So we got a professional in for 3 or 4 treatments 6 months apart. The first time he injected the stems and the rest of the times he sprayed with roundup. The total cost was about £800 ish, I can't quite remember what it was exactly. Every year I go round with some weed killer to spot treat the few little bits that persist but that is down to 2 stems this year.

    it's not difficult to get rid of, you just need to be persistent. I'm way more concerned about the bind weed that my next door neighbour seems to be farming, that is much more difficult to kill

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    I understood it was the landowner that had the obligation to sort it....we actually looked at an old lodge that had it...but the bats would have been more of a problem.
    It isn't too much of a problem...as tafflade said, it will go if you keep at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Can you smoke this Jap weed?
    I say better knot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    I say better knot.
    Remember itís not weed: itís knotweed.

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    Default Re: Japanese Knot weed and the Law

    Sure I read somewhere about the introduction of some japanese insect that was going to scoff it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Sure I read somewhere about the introduction of some japanese insect that was going to scoff it?
    Have they learned nothing since the old woman who swallowed a fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    Have they learned nothing since the old woman who swallowed a fly.
    The difference is we know why she swallowed it this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    Have they learned nothing since the old woman who swallowed a fly.
    Nothing wrong with an introduced species, right Cobber!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Nothing wrong with an introduced species, right Cobber!
    What are you rabbiting on about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Nothing wrong with an introduced species, right Cobber!
    Tell that to ladybirds and red squirrels!

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    Tell that to ladybirds and red squirrels!
    No one ever considers the plight of our white clawed Crayfish! That said i was intimating more about the problems in Australia with introduced species!

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    When we moved to our current house 20 years a go there was a pretty plant by the small pond in the garden we called it the triffid because you could actually see it grow. It would grow over a foot in one day. It was not picked up by the surveyors when we bought the house even though it was 6ft high and in full bloom. We were totally unaware it was JK until there was a programme on telly with Sarah Beanie and they were doing a house with JK in the garden. I said to the Mrs that's the triffid and after googling it found it was indeed JK. Let the battle commence. I dug it out and went down a meter could't go any further as the pond was in the way and the roots were as thick as your wrist. I sieved the soil as the smallest bit will grow again. I treated the bits I couldn't dig out with industrial strength weedkiller neat. For the next 4 years every time a bit popped up I would dig down and find the root source. Not had any for several years now. I should point out it was there 10 years before we found out it was JK and it was only 4m from the house it never encroached on the house just seem to stay localised to the small pond. It can be seen in the photo just behind the GS850 looks like Rhubarb. You can even cook and eat it and it is actually pretty plant link is safe
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7k13sha2gnhhu5w/suzi.JPG?dl=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    No one ever considers the plight of our white clawed Crayfish! That said i was intimating more about the problems in Australia with introduced species!
    We import drunken Yorkshiremen

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