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cant kill this plant/weed?

imagecant kill this plant or weed not sure what it is??. I dug deep and tried to get all the roots and its still coming.. large roots then turns into long skinny roots.. red stem and grows very large and fast  .. help 

Last edited: 16 August 2017 23:42:41

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479

    Can we see some pics of it growing please ... From the side view. 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,661

    eek!!

    Looks very like Japanese Knotweed. I do hope I'm wrong.

    Devon.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Was thinking the same myself Hosta....but didn't want to say it, in case I was wrong. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479

    That's why I wanted a side view ... that angularity of growth is best seen side on.  image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,618

    Have a read of this.  It may frighten you but it will point the way forward - https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/Profile?PID=218&cID=1037 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Injecting weedkiller directly into the lower stem is the only way. I saw a council employee doing that self-same thing in Carmarthen on Wednesday.

  • jthelamjthelam Posts: 2

    imageimageimageimageThanks for the help

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