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Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Hi, afraid to say not an avid gardener. About to buy a property and previously had one fall through because of having Japanese Knotweed in the garden. Have visited a new property today and have seen this- concerned this could be JK. Can anyone advise on whether they think it could be (I’m aware it’s trickier to tell in the winter). Thank you in advance. 
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,413
    It looks like dead artichoke stems to me
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,300
    Hi  :). I’m afraid loads of plants look a bit like that at this time of year.

    Is it in a flower bed ... does the current owner have a name for it? 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hi, according to the owners they are not aware of there being Japanese Knotweed in the garden. I visited there in October and I’ve attached a picture from then- it’s not the best but it’s to show the area it’s growing in which is more of a flower bed. Just behind the bench where there are other plants growing. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,365
    ask the neighbours, if JKW is by that fence, they'll have it as well
  • Thanks for the replies so far. Sorry probably wasn’t clear... it was found today on the curved bit by the paving slabs. Near to where the plant is with the pink flower. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564
    looks like a dahlia to me.
    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,550
    I think Hostafan is right, they look like dahlias (the pink and orange coloured flowers), and that's also what the dead stems look like. 
  • Liz.S.Liz.S. My gardenPosts: 55
    Dead planted out potted Chrysanthemums ?
    "Life returns. Life prevails. Resistance is futile" Rusty the dalek
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,300
    If it’s near where that pink dahlia was my guess is that it’s the remains of the pink dahlia which has died down for  the winter. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,851
    Looks like a dahlia to me too. You could try lifting it to see what the roots are like.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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