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    Quote Originally Posted by maccecht View Post
    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

    I think I would hav had words with the surveyor...but 10 years might be a problem...

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    Does it really break through concrete!



    Certainly a bit lively isn't it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Does it really break through concrete!



    Certainly a bit lively isn't it!

    IIRC from my time in construction safety it's seventh in the top ten list of most dangerous plants on the WHO list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Martian View Post
    IIRC from my time in construction safety it's seventh in the top ten list of most dangerous plants on the WHO list.
    Triffids being top of course ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Triffids being top of course ?

    Not Audrey II?

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    What do the Japanese do about it (apart from export it of course )?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yambo View Post
    What do the Japanese do about it (apart from export it of course )?
    They slightly embarrass it, then it commits ritual suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yambo View Post
    What do the Japanese do about it (apart from export it of course )?
    They invent a complicated etiquette structure around it and hold a Festival once a year including having a bank holiday .

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccecht View Post
    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
    Nice GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    We import drunken Yorkshiremen
    We export em too!

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    One of the other people who came over to Switzerland on the IWC watch freebie last year was a bloke who specialises in the removal of JKW ... judging by his watch collection & his collection of Lamborghiniís Iíd say itís a profitable business to run !
    From memory he said he had contracts with large building firms & national parks too

    I can probably find his details if you need them at any stage dude



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    I don;t know the details of the legal situation.

    However from research (looked at buying a place that had JKW professionally removed), there is a lot of hysteria about JKW, but the reality isn't as bad. I suspect a lot of the naysaying comes from folks interpretation of the implications of some mortgage lenders historic refusal to lend on such properties.

    It isn't ruinously expensive to get rid of, nor does it eat your house as quickly as some would claim.

    The main risk is the buyer is somebody who not every lender will lend to, and the ones that will don't like JKW. Maybe you could find out who their lender is and check the lenders policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Triffids being top of course ?

    It's some kind of nightshade.. related to the potato plant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Martian View Post
    It's some kind of nightshade.. related to the potato plant!
    Have you crashed into one ?

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    Spoke to a few other residents last night who have been struggling to sale.

    I have found out that the knotweed is being disclosed in the management pack, so anyone who's a potential buyer of my flat and needs a mortgage will not be able to get one, so in theory, unless i find a cash buyer i can never sale my flat?

    This can't be right.

    None of the 72 houses/flats on the plot can ever be sold again!

    There must be some thing setup to get around this issue!

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