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Hi,  I noticed a plant groing up through my cooker hob.  my partner took out the oven so we could see what was going on. there was lots of long white strands the seem to be coming from between the back of the cupboard and the wall.  There is no air brick located this side of the kitchen and their not coming from the other side.  What could this be?????



  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    A photo would help a lot.

    However, google "horsetail" - that's one of the few that I can think of that will get through obstacles.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Are you in a new build house?

    Photo of planr and leaves would help a lot

  • more than likely some seeds from your cooking have got inside your hob and decided its the right environment.but it could be bind weed which grows anywhere,or have you accidentally let some bird seed drop inside the hob,a mystery.image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,026

    Or, worse case scenario, it could even be Dry rot. That produces long white filaments which spread everywhere.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    are there any green bits? Hope so, it won't be dry rot if there are. Bindweed will do that as flowering rose says and aso will ivy.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    .. and aso will ivy.

    Ivy on the outside of a house is capable of penetrating brickwork. Is there ivy on the outside wall.

  • Norm2Norm2 Posts: 86

    A photo would really help in diagnosing this,

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    It would wouldn't it.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Norm2Norm2 Posts: 86


  • Sounds like dry rot to me image but I do hope not.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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