Japanese Knotweed

Unfortunately in the last week I’ve been coming across some small shoots of japanese knotweed in the garden, both inside and next to the greenhouse. This is a really really terrible weed, this sensationalist article explains why.

It’s bizarre that it suddenly appears now, i didn’t see any last year at all. It’s practically impossible to get rid of, so we’ll see what happens, all i can do for now is rip it out and burn it when i see it. It’s quite easy to spot, the leaves have dark patches and the stem has red dots.

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Not sure if in digging the foundation for the greenhouse we somehow unearthed some roots which could then start growing or if it came in with bought bags of earth.

In any case, we now have knotweed on the island 😦