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04/04/2014 at 18:51
I have an area i try and keep tidy each year behind my garden fence, but i can't getrid if these brambles amd knott weed! Help please : )
04/04/2014 at 18:54

Digging or glyphosate will do the brambles.

Are you talking about Japanese knotweed?

04/04/2014 at 18:56
Yes sorry thats the one : )
04/04/2014 at 19:05

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/wildlife/130079.aspx

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=218

I don't think I can do better than these organisations.

How sure are you? A great number of plants have been labelled JKW on this forum over the last year. Some were, a lot weren't

04/04/2014 at 20:08
My neighbour told me its a japanese knot weed, and said that i will never get rid of it, is that true?
04/04/2014 at 20:36

Have you a photo of it in growth?

04/04/2014 at 20:36

or its dead stalks

04/04/2014 at 20:38
Just looked at the organisations you sent me and its definately a japanese knot weed : )
04/04/2014 at 20:43

You can only follow their suggestions for eradication. 

05/04/2014 at 09:50

Hi Smiler, Nut is right dont go wasting money on sprays and such ,and dont cut it till you know what your doing,iv been there before and got advise from an expert ,it can take 2 to 3 years to eradicate its not too expensive, Find the sours of it and get good advise from the proper people dont start worrying and dont take advise from anyone except the experts ,much cheeper in the long run, good luck.  

05/04/2014 at 15:13
Thanks guys for your good advice, i wilp do as u said : )
05/04/2014 at 15:14
Thanks guys for your good advice, i will do as u said : )
07/07/2014 at 18:02

Our first house had a small garden - about 15ft by 30 - which when we moved in was covered, every inch, in Japanese Knotweed . This was before the Internet existed so we had to find out about it from books. We hacked it all down, and of course it grew back. Dug it out - of course couldn't get all the bits: it grew back. We sprayed it with glyphosate - it grew back, but weaker. Eventually we turfed over the whole lot and just kept mowing. It eventually only grew back in very small but still identifiable plants, which we attacked with anguished cries and dug out by hand. We lived there for four years and it was still appearing. It didn't help that the garden of the empty house next door still had a healthy crop of the evil stuff! Nowadays I'd know to contact the council to see if there was any way to require the owners of the empty house to do something about it. The odd bit occasionally used to appear in our present garden, and we lost no time in pulling it out so it never took hold. I actually dreamed about the stuff once.

07/07/2014 at 19:35

I would tell your local authority who may be able to help. That will also cover you for any possible reporting requirements, if they exist. Try DEFRA too?

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