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Autumn colour

Posted: Yesterday at 14:04

Cheers Dove

Autumn colour

Posted: Yesterday at 13:15

Dove, What is that silver fern like plant 4th picture down on your second page, I love that

Iris leaf spot on all my irises' leaves

Posted: Yesterday at 09:51

If you are worried about leaf spot for next year, clear up all the leaves that die back and spray the fungicide on your Iris before leaf bud opening next spring and follow the manufacturors instructions for further spraying

What type of tree is this?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:32

A Corkscrew Hazel

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:23

Hi cc120

Here is some extra info, you can also look on youtube how to apply it

All the best


Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:13

cc120 somebody advised you on another forum that you wont be able to do anything until next June, bulls**t, there is still time to apply weedkiller if you get your finger out

The most succesful method is by injection not by spraying and you dont want to be spraying in a garden you want to keep it localised, I also told you about Rosate36 which is superstrength glyphosate I also gave you a link to progreen which will give you aditional information free`Professional Advice` from progreen, read it.

I also had a look this morning about 10 year guarantees which I was not aware of.

What an absolute con Mortgage lenders devaluing house prices because you have not went to a company that eradicates knotweed to get a 10 year guarantee, and can pay anything up to £5000, what, are they in cahoots with each other

I echo Pansyface`s opinion on what she has said about the legal aspect of your  problem and you should steer clear of it, you already stated that you cant afford legal fees, and I take it you won`t  be able to spend upto £5000 on acquiring a 10 year guarantee, and that leaves you with one option, to eradicate the knotweed problem yourself

And as I said in my previous post is to talk to the mortgage lender tell them what you are going to do and take pictures of every aspect of the process, show them pictures of the first year, second year, third year infact every year you live there show them evidence that the knotweed has been eradicated


rust on leaves

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:33

Nancy are they dying or is it just autumn colour, if they are dying then that is not rust

Although you may have rust there also could be another problem with them, what is the symptoms any wilt, blackening of branches, leaf spot

 Could you take any pics of the problem

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:11

Hi cc120

What makes you think a Landscape Company will give you a ten year guarantee on clearing Knotweed I think the chances are zero, and if they do it,it wont be worth the paper it is written on, one reason, what if they went bust after promising you the earth, there will be no recourse

I will give an example when I took my mortgage out on my house, it has nothing to do with the garden but it may show you how they think, i maybe completely wrong on this but i will tell you in any case

My house is an old property it was built in 2010 and it was run down. When applying for the Mortgage the Mortgage company, over and above the deposit, I had to give them a certain amount of money till guarantees where met,they kept a certain amount of money from me and did not release it till I met guarantees on certain work that had to be done on the house ie; plumbing work, from lead piping to copper piping, damp proof course and electrical wiring which was partially done and they also said if these works were not done, like yourself would cause problems when selling the house

I carried out this work one at a time and as each task was done money would be released to me and guarantees were assured to the Mortgage company, when it came to the electrics, i was given a quote for £2000 pound from a company to carry these works out, I had a friend that was a qualified electrician and he gave me a quote for £900, I contacted the Mortgage company and told them I was not paying funny money to a company to carry this work out just for the sake of a letter heading receipt from a company when I can get the same work carried out for £1100 pound cheaper, they accepted that and all guarantees were assured and all monies were released

What iam saying to you is, tell them you are carrying out this work yourself, and documenting the whole process, that you are using professional help from a friend, show them receipts of these treatments, tell of the procedure you are carrying out, pictures of the Knotweed at the start of the process and every year afterwards, if you have proof that there is no Knotweed there how can they not give you guarantees






Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:02

Hi cc120

Hi that link I gave you on Progreen was mainly for the information on it, and forget the prices they are quoting that would frighten anyone to death

Another Japanese Knotweed killer is Rosate36 and you can get them in 1lt bottles (or used to) for about £15 and single injectors for about the same price, take a scout round the internet and you will find them, thats if you decide to go down that route

Complete new lawn on weedy soil

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:23

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