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Hate national companies who hide their heads in the sand.........
Tell me about it! Worst round here for ragwort is highways departments.
All the farmers are spending time, money and effort eradicating every single piece of it from their acreage and the public sector and such as highways departments can't be bothered on land they're responsible for. Yet it is one of the five weeds covered by the Weeds Act 1959 and the very same public sector waste tax payers money publishing the likes of "codes of practice" and ministerial time debating how to get rid of it.
That's my rant for today and now I'm in the mood to do some strimming
Ha ha It's good to let off some steam every so often -but it can be very frustrating. Jo47 you have given me some very good leads.
Have to say - I noticed the ragwort verges yesterday NorthernLass........ they're pretty bad round here too.......... was chatting to one of the locals about it - he's got horses so has pulled it from along the verges where his walls are.......
My partner runs an equestrian centre and trains horses. We don't have any at all on our land and neither do any of the farmers around us. Indeed we all even cut the verges ourselves and I've been known to stop the car or get off my horse just to pull a bit up. But it's really irritating that further away, it's all along the main A road verge.
I have Japanese Knotweed in my back garden , Its on the boundry with a Council property. They have written to me to cut it down or they will send someone in to do it at my cost.. I was wondering , Can I cut it down when it is in full flower like it is at the moment, or is there a better time to do it ? Thanks
I had NO idea gunnerra was also so invasive, I was about to plant some. I definitely won't now
It depends completely on the Gunnera species Lou12
Ah that's a relief, I'll look into it.