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Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:09
I know it will be hard, but the best time to tackle anything with weedkiller is when it has a good area of leaves.

With knotweed you can also tackle it in late summer/early autumn. Cut the stem near the root, just below a node and pour or inject weedkiller into the hollow stem. Any pharmacy will sell you a plastic syringe which makes it easier.

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:29
'Dangerous' is an odd word to use! Undesirable, but surely not dangerous?

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:26
Yes.

Fourberries...what a waste of money

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:37
Dove, is so right. Save your money and buy blackcurrants, red or white currants and gooseberries, then you are guaranteed a good return.

onions

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:34
Sounds fine to me. Don't plant them deep. Have to say I just do it with a trowel, but I always sprout them first in the greenhouse as the birds don't seem to be interested in them if they have a green shoot.

Ivy killing a holly tree

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:31
Cut off all that is dead and take a hard critical look at what remains. If it is ugly remove the lot and replace the tree with something else; either something different or another holly tree.

Leatherjackets

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 00:42
Cut them in half with a pair of scissors. They will be gone by the morning and there is nothing to harm any other wildlife.

Boundary advise

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:02
If you and your neighbour have to employ a surveyor, I think you have to share the cost equally.

It is likely, if there is no definitive owner of the hedge, you and your neighbour both own it equally. That is the case with the walls between us and our neighbour. Your neighbour has no right to encroach by even 1 inch on your land.

Unfortunately you have no right to light. Your neighbour has no right to discharge water on to your land from down-pipes or gutters.

Do get hold of the planning department and voice your concerns. And speak to your neighbour if you can.

Windrush(?) taking over lawn

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:29
It usually grows on land of poor drainage and/or poor fertility.

Climbing prickly plant for fence

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:27
Pyracantha is all well and good, but if the dog gets a spine in his paw or skin it will mean trips to the vet, because they always go bad. Nothing growing is going to stop a Labrador. They are bred to push their way through thick undergrowth.

Labrador and 3 ft fence is never going to be a good combination - they are active dogs. If you can't manage hedge cutters can you manage long walks twice a day?

3 ft wire or trellis on top of the original fence is a minimum I should think.

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