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Japanese knotweed??

John840John840 Posts: 4
Hi,  my neighbough has just spotted this and we are trying to identify if it is Japanese Knotweed.

Does anyone know if it is?



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
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  • John840John840 Posts: 4
    Sorry my mistake.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    Horsetail Mares Tail. (not to be confused with a pond weed that has the same common name) It is not Japanese Knotweed. It is though something you will probably want to get rid of.
  • polbpolb Posts: 198
    yep definitely horsetail. We have lots of it here, so much so that we just have to live with it in most of the areas of the garden which is an acre. It really is very difficult to get rid of. If its in the grass, mowing should keep it at bay. Otherwise just keep pulling it up which does weaken it. If you only have a small area of it, then I would make a huge effort to get rid. there's lots of stuff online that should help. Its like a prehistoric weed! Even comes through tarmac here! :|
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Relax it is definitely not Japanese Knotweed.
    Agree with polb you have to learn to live with horse tail.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    You really need to pull-up, bag and dispose of those shoots now, as they look at the stage they are dispersing spores which can go on to infect other ground.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • John840John840 Posts: 4
    Many thanks for all the advice..
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