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Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 09:12

Japanese knotweed is extremely resistant to chemicals. ,here in cormwall we have been trying to eradicate it for years.  I noticed a patch where knotweed was supposed to have been eradicated for it now to be appearing with even greater vigour.  This is on council land.  As things stand jap knotweed is winning

I well recall being shown jap knotweed being burned to a crisp yet was starting to shoot again a few months later.  

Leave it......I.e. removing shoots as,they appear......and it will take over.   

If I had any knotweed in my garden I would move.



Posted: 16/12/2013 at 00:03

Hiya dannyboy

Another project.  The important thing, I think, is to get the rocks looking right.  I mean that they should be of the same material and not just random rocks.  Ideally 

How high will the rockery be?  Do you intend it to be flat or ascending?

How much sun?  Most rockery plants need some direct sun.



Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 23:52


Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 22:12


Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

I think  there are some new varieties of mahonia now chicky


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:18

Ooooer!  Gave myself away there Sue   Its just so "convenient" there !  



Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:54

A gal of class growing gigantea nut!  

I divided mine few weeks back.  Potted up in 3 litre pots and put half back in the ground.  (not advisable usually at this time but I get away with it). Panicum Hans Herms......have to check that spelling later.....with orangey red leaves is nice late summer too 

......the good guys

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:41

Break23 , my local GC has been a good place to visit for plant bargains either side of Xmas.  Half price on shrubs that were also being offered on buy get one free last year.    It's not too far from me so, as I'm passing, I poop in.  Picked up couple of bargains already placed in the bargain basement section.  Many can be divided and re potted too for great show next year

Which varieties for 2014

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:36

That's fine gardengirl's leaving it in the bathroom that's the problem.  


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:28

Gardengirl, stipa gigantea is certainly worth growing.  Mine flowered for months...a feature until mid autumn.  Avoid heavy soil though.  I think it is best isolated or behind other tallish plants..Dahlia twynings after eight and Cornus aurea, for example, disguise the foliage for me.  It needs to sway a little so don't plant against fence or wall

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