Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:10
Sorry to say, Charlie November has a point!
We have the full works here hogweed, knotweed and himilayan primrose. Happy days.
On top of this we have about an acre of what we would like to be meadow if it were not for the braken. Our plan is to get a good mower and cut cut cut. As someone says above, after a couple of years you'll loose the existing plants but the seeds will still be germinating for up to seven. After that it will be straglers drifting in which should be more manageable & you can let your meadow develope.
Seems like a long time to wait I know.
Sundays job for me is to de-flower all the hogweed in hard to reach places which has come up this year to at least stop more seeds. Those in open areas have been mowed.