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The vendor probably let the grass grow to hide the knotweed. Or am I too cynical?
The best time to inject glyphosate into the stems is, apparently in September before it dies down for the winter.
You will have such joy taking your daughter down to the allotment in her pram/pushchair. And dare I say earn Brownie points with Her Indoors.
Quick death? Pour a kettle's worth of boiling water over the nest.
Robbie did say it was last summer's picture in his/her OP.
It doesn't need to be dealt with. Oak trees have survived so far without human intervention.
Bittersweet, I think. Woody Nightshade. Solanum dulcamara. Has green berries ripening to red. Poisonous.
Star Gaze Lily is showing us something different I think, but it looks like something which will get out of hand..
Looks like an indoor plant to me. The flowers don't look like willow, certainly.
Ordered some plants via a newspaper offer on 2 April. They arrived in good condition on Wednesday 16 April.
Despite forebodings, everything is fine.
It is actually easier to put the leaves in plastic bags, make holes with a fork and then chuck them in a corner, out of sight, and leave them to turn into leaf mould; you will be disappointed with the yield as they rot down to almost nothing.
If you are really worried you can ask the Council Tree Officer to take a look. It is their job to advise especially if the tree has a TPO.