Japanese Knotweed 2017Updated: August 13th, 2017
. . . two homeowners in South Wales were awarded £15,000 to compensate them for knotweed which had spread into their gardens. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40899108
- August 13th 2 Offspring from the main block,
I've marked the location with an ash post just off the bund towards it. I tried digging as I imagine the roots may be young and not very deep, but didn't get any rhizome just young white bots of root! oops!
- August 12th 1 Very small
- August 9th 3 Very small
- August 5th 4 Very small
- July 24th 39 Very small
- July 22nd 11 The area is almost unrecognisable due to fallen trees and erosion of the bund. There is also a drying of the adjacent drain, probably due to water draining quicker throughthe breach further north:a consequence being that the drying of adjacent soil will allow the Japanese Knotweed to spread. Until now the flooded drain has been a barrier stopping the weed from moving inland.
- July 4th 4: The first offspring from the main block,
Given the amount of damage to that area of bund it is not surprising, and given their size, I am hoping this is the first year of their expansion, so will keep a regular lookout.
- June 22nd 69: 3 about a metre tall the rest less than 1foot.
- June 19th and 21st ~: Used Brushcutter to clear part of path along bund.
- May 24th 29: Between 6" to 2'
- May 23rd Cleared bund to jk weed
- April 22nd 19: Few small ones whilst walking the bund for giant hogweed
- April 13th 95: Starting early following warm winter and spring
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