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20/11/2012 at 13:47


Have tried to make it bigger-not sure-lets see what others say


20/11/2012 at 13:56

It does though look like plant roots to me

20/11/2012 at 13:57

I'm afraid it doesn't make much visual sense to me. Did you say it has leaves/ They would help in identification; perhaps a close up.

20/11/2012 at 14:01

Have just tried to upload a photo, never tried before. Was not successful but possibly too many pixels(?) It may be better to use your camera on your mobile, fewer pixels than a digital camera?

20/11/2012 at 14:19

Thanks sotogeoff. I have just changed the picture to include one of the leaves.


20/11/2012 at 14:22


20/11/2012 at 14:25

It looks like roots to me as well. Very much doubt if that's fungal.

20/11/2012 at 14:28

I see leaves. Can't see what shape though. I have bindweed at the top of my list of probables.

Glad you haven't got dry rot.

20/11/2012 at 14:29

I had a Virginnia creeper that got into the loft space.  The shoots on that looked very similar.  Maybe when a plant is deprived of light it sends out long shoots to try and find some and doesn't bother to grow leaves until it finds it.

20/11/2012 at 14:30

Very much like that MF. We had bindweed way up in the timber frame at our previous house

20/11/2012 at 14:31

Looking at the picture you appear to have the kitchen sink there.  It is possible that the plant has entered the house through one of the holes that happen to get the drainage out.  Check the outside wall where the drain pipe appears.

20/11/2012 at 14:36

Just looked at bindweed on google and the leaves did look like that. can that go through walls or in cavitys? it was very long and looked like it was searching for light as all of the underneath was white/yellow and only the bit that came through was green with leaves.


20/11/2012 at 14:38

no muddy fork. it was through the oven hob. when followed it goes to a place between the wall and cupboard on the side of the house joined to next doors house(semi) the sink in on the other side.

20/11/2012 at 14:41

It only needs the tiniest space, between concrete floor and wall eg. to get in. If there are wooden floor boards - even easier.

20/11/2012 at 14:42

If it is bineweed it is a sneaky weed -but it cant to any real damage to a house-it grows from any small bit of root-unlilely to get through walls or cavities-was the cooker installed recently?

20/11/2012 at 14:42

My builder put DPC plastic down on the drive, before laying gravel. When I cut a hole in the DPC to plant something there are often immensely long bindweed roots just raring to go the minute they find a bit of light. It is a real nuisance though I have to admire its' tenacity. Yes your leaves do look pretty much like bindweed.

20/11/2012 at 14:47

Yes, the kitchen was fitted 1 year ago. not sure about the floor. i think its concrete below the laminate but not sure.  What can i do to get rid?

20/11/2012 at 14:51

I think you can relax now -it seems to be nothing major after all

You need to apply a glyphosate based spray or gel-like Round- up-to the leaves wait until you have a good amount of leaf to apply it to-that takes it through the plant and kills it down to the root-might take 2/3 weeks to work

20/11/2012 at 14:54

if you can see where it comes from you could try some sort of gap filler. It won't get big and break up structures like ivy might. 

If there's bindweed outside you could weedkill next year.


20/11/2012 at 15:16

Thanks to everyone for the help xxxxxxxxx

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