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15/03/2014 at 18:13
Hello. We moved house last week and I'd appreciate some advice please. There are a few areas of the garden which are swamped in an invasive plant. I don't think its Japanese knotweed but it may be anothet variety. Its low (currently) with one spade type leaf per juicy stem which is easy to snap. If you pull out the root it is gnarly and strong and penetrating the surrounding border walls. They are everywhere. Help! What action do I take? I don't like weedkiller but we're at the start of a gardening project so id rather take drastic action now than in the future. I'm a novice gardener but very keen to learn. Thanks. I have a photo, I'll see if I can add to my profile.
15/03/2014 at 18:17
Sorry, doesn't seem like I can add a pic
15/03/2014 at 18:28

Really need photos to help you..............I haven't mastered the photo thing yet but someone will be along shortly to advise........just hang on

15/03/2014 at 18:52
15/03/2014 at 19:02

To post a picture which is saved on your pc click on the little green tree icon on the toolbar above the space where you type your post, and then follow the instructions. 

Looking forward to trying to identify this plant 

15/03/2014 at 19:05

click on the little tree in the tool bar. (I'm told it's a tree, I thought it was a green wine glass) select takes you to where ever the photo is, Then its upload and save. A strange choice of words but there it is

15/03/2014 at 19:09
nutcutlet wrote (see)

click on the little tree in the tool bar. (I'm told it's a tree, I thought it was a green wine glass) ............

Cheers Nut!    

15/03/2014 at 19:19

Cheers Dove

and everyone else

Nice sauvignon blanc tonite

15/03/2014 at 19:24

Same here Nut   slurp!   

15/03/2014 at 19:53

 Sorry for the delay, I'd had to pop out. Thanks for the instructions. Here is the plant

15/03/2014 at 20:07
15/03/2014 at 20:12

Ah this looks promising thanks, I'll have a read into it now!

15/03/2014 at 20:19

I've had a read and think this is it - thanks Looks like the treatment is to dig out the roots as much as possible, strim and keep on top of regrowth. Seems like I have a busy day tomorrow! thanks for your help and swift suggestion

15/03/2014 at 20:49

Not an easy one to get rid of. I'm not much of a chemical user but I'd be getting out the glyphosate

15/03/2014 at 20:54

I have a very soft spot for Butterbur - one of the first plants I learned to identify and look forward to in the spring as a child - I remember fondly the bank near my primary school where it grew, and learning how the leaves were used to place pats of butter on and to wrap them in to keep them cool on the way to market. 

15/03/2014 at 21:33

Thanks, I might give that some thought. That's a cool story, I'll tell my daughter tomorrow

16/03/2014 at 10:21

Dove..........I can let you have a few to take you back to your childhood

Along with the Celandines, the Butterbur is all over the blasted garden

16/03/2014 at 10:56

Both lovely plants but they really have no self control and before you know where you are there's no room for anything else

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