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Is this Japanese Knotweed in my garden?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 14:36

Jo, thanks for your message.  It sounds as if these are suckers from the trees that have been cut back

Some trees react to being cut back by behaving as if their lives are at risk and they need to procreate by any means possible as quickly as possible.  

I would treat the suckers with a brushwood killer.  If you don't want it to affect the parent trees then dig around the suckers first, severing the roots where they run back to the trees.  This may well turn out to be an annual job.  

Is it worth the risk?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 14:24
chrissieB says:

...  Dove - having looked at your link, I think I am in love...


 It is a really beautiful rose 

Is this Japanese Knotweed in my garden?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 13:59

That doesn't look like Japanese Knotweed to me.

Those look like the suckers from the roots of a tree - any large trees in the area?  Cherry, plum or possibly poplar?  Or have any been cut down recently?  


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 13:53

34C out there

It's too hot to be outside, even in the shade ... I've come indoors and opened all the windows and back doors to create a through draught .......... phew! 

What is this?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:22

Looks to me like Salix caprea aka Goat Willow.  Fine if you have a large wildlife garden but not what you really want in a 'normal sized' garden.  I'd treat it with brushwood killer.  

Last edited: 24 August 2016 12:23:32

Is it worth the risk?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 11:33

Chrissie - have a look at Francis E Lester - it's a gorgeous scented single rambler with pretty orange hips and is deal for clambering into trees, without having ambitions for world domination.


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 11:24

Not a 'pair' Hosta - hedgehogs are pretty promiscuous and just wander around finding mates in the spring and summer, then leaving the females to 'get on with it'.  In fact they're not very sociable at all unless it's for procreative purposes.  

You probably saw a mature hog and a youngster.  You've probably had at least a couple of 'families' this summer, knowing your acreage and the type of habitat you've got.  

Lots of really good info here 

Blue hydrangea turning green/turquoise

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 10:20

Many blue hydrangea flowers change to a beautiful turquoise/grey as they age.  Highly sought after by flower arrangers.

You may be interested in the information here 

Possible weed??

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 08:07

I think it's Chelidonium majus (aka Greater Celandine).  

Whether or not it's a weed depends on where it is and whether you want it there 

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Posted: 24/08/2016 at 07:54

Good morning all   D'day Pat 

And  to everyone who's had celebrations that I've somehow missed 

Looks like another glorious day ahead here - sorry if some of you aren't getting this sunshine 

DD - so good to hear from you and Charlie - glad that things are going well - I'm sure there'll be tricky times, but I know that there's nothing as miserable as being in a bad relationship so I'm glad you've made the move 

We're eating Polka raspberries every evening ... sometimes with ice cream   

The little veg patch is really productive at the moment, toms, cumbers, corn, squash, pak choi, peas and chard ... and at long last we've got some beans on the way ... the climbing french beans I bought as plants from the GC when the second lot of White Emergo seeds rotted.  

Also our espaliered pear tree has its first crop - one pear on each of the four lower branches   not ready yet, but looking very good. 

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