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what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 22:02

It looks quite small for japanese knotweed. That may mean the sellers have chopped it all down and treated it once already. Did the survey show it up.? if the vendors knew about it, it should have been declared.

However... I would spray it all with a glyphosate  solution. It should turn brown and die. You have to burn the residue on site. You cant put it in a bin or move it off the original site.  If it regrows, spray again. It may take a number of sprayings to be rid permanently.

Is that the house wall or a garden dividing wall? Is there growth on the other side of the wall? if so, that will need treating as well.

what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:31

Have you got a photo of the offending  weed?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:05

Yes, gardenmaiden. Pm me your address.

The Bakewell Show

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:03

My mum won a goody bag with about 50 quids worth of gardening products from the telegraph gardening bit at the show. She only sat down for a rest, answered three questions on gardening correctly, and won.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 18:25

The rope across the lawn is the washing line.  Sweet peas, I keep picking. I've run out of vases, now i give them to neighbours as well. You wouldnt say it was a good lawn if you saw it up close. More clover than anything, but it's a green space.

Lillies

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:16

Lilies in pots will respond to a handful of fertiliser such as Fish Blood and bone tickled into the top couple of inches, in Spring before they start growing. I find lilies in the ground get eaten by slugs as they emerge, bit lilies in pots are more likely to succumb to vine weevil, so if they look like they are getting weaker, tip them out and look for white larvae chewing the roots.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:14

I bought some of those squash it all in tights. Trouble is , it's all got to go somewhere and there will be enough spilling out of the decolletage as it is.

Its mizzly here. We were going to go to Bolsover castle. The lawns were mown yesterday. Maybe i'll read a book instead.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:06


 View from the bedroom window.


 zoomed in.


 Not bad for a throw out last year from Wyevale end of season.


 Prickly corner

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Sweet peas in the veg patch.

Lillies

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 09:55


 

Lillies

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 09:53

Asiatic lilies don't have much smell. The oriental tree lilies have loads of perfume. The best for perfume are the white Regale or Longiflorums.

These are L. henryi. Not much perfume but a nice clash (very dixterish) with dark leaved red dahlias.


 

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