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Unknown Plant / Weed

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 15:25

You must  try to eradicate it.


I have hear that if a surveyor sees it the mortgage companies can refuse a loan.


People cannot sell their homes.


It can come up through tarmac...concrete ...inside houses.


It cost UK millions to get rid of it before the Opympic games.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-444648/Attack-super-weed-hits-Olympics.html


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=knotweed+invasion&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio1saHmIHUAhWEJcAKHd7jDtgQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=759


It was brought into UK by the Victorians as the flowers are beautiful......but do not let it fool you.

Please help...not good on trees

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 15:19

This is a willow. Possibly Salix caprea.


They are the female flowers which have masses of white fluffy seeds.


All trees are better if pruned/coppiced/ cut back when they are dormant with no leaves on them.

Unknown Plant / Weed

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 15:12

Oh dear..I fear it is the dreaded Fallopia japonica...Japanese knotweed.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Fallopia+japonica&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjCldaglYHUAhUEOsAKHS8qCEQQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=759


It may have come from the next door garden.


I hate weed killer..but in this case I make an exception..Glyphosate/Round up...which is taken down through the leaves to the roots and kills it from the bottom up. It is not an instant killer but does work.


It may need re spraying if it re appears.


Do not attemp to dig it out.


Do not put in the compost heap/council green waste.


Even tiny bits will regrow.

Last edited: 21 May 2017 15:17:01

Prunus Pandora confused!

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 09:39

This lovely tree has been around for a long time.


It won the RHS Award of Garden Merit .....AGM as long ago as  1939.


So images on www of mature /adult trees may help you judge what it looks like.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Prunus+Pandora&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt8IDNyYDUAhViJMAKHa7BAm0Q_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=731#imgrc=SJHqFOX1if3PjM:

Please help identify

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 20:24

Lioness5...no we haven't got poison ivy here. My sympathy  go to you..... it is a horrid plant.


Many common plants  over here and USA are poisonous if eaten.... eg. Daffodil bulbs etc etc.


Yes, I would  get rid of the Solanum dulcamara.

Please help identify

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 18:14

Sorry..not used to how forums work here.


Made a pig's ear of the above.


Very true.

I am assuming Lioness is from USA as she talks about poison ivy.

Solanum dulcamara is a problem plant over there which I am familiar with.

I believe the leaves/growth habit are a  perfect match.

Please help identify

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 18:11
nutcutlet says:

But if it's not in the UK it could be any number of plants that we don't know about 


See original post


Very true.

I am assuming Lioness is from USA as she talks about poison ivy.

Solanum dulcamara is a problem plant over there which I am familiar with.

I believe the leaves/growth habit are a  perfect match.

 

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