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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Japanese knotweed or something else?
« on: April 14, 2021, 04:22:13 pm »
Hi

Iíve been clearing back loads of the garden over winter as itís been a bit neglected since we moved in. Itís still stunning just need a good pruning and clearing of over grown ivy covering everything.

Iím intrigued by what these plants might be. They are shooting up around one of the corners Iíve cleared and my identification app is suggesting knotweed, but not exactly knowing what it looks like but knowing itís not what you want in the garden I was a little concerned.

The stems are a red and light green colour, rhubarb like. And the leaves are the same mainly green with red veins.   

The area was full to brambles and ivy.

Any idea what they are please?

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Japanese knotweed or something else?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 05:16:00 pm »
Eeeeek! It looks pretty like it to me!





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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: Japanese knotweed or something else?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 05:18:23 pm »
Oh no!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Japanese knotweed or something else?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 05:29:29 pm »
Ooops! nasty!  Is it beyond your fence too or are you the only lucky one?
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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: Japanese knotweed or something else?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 06:25:37 pm »
Itís all mine. Lol.

I remembered Iíd got some round up 480 so Iíve just covered the stems and leaves with it.

Guess Iíll just have to keep an eye. Luckily itís no where near the house.

I wonder how itís got here or if itís because I disturbed it when clearing the area.

 

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