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Holly 3Holly 3 Posts: 36

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 We cut it back over th efence every week in summer and once every 2-3 weks in winter, its relentless, its even swallowed a tree up and killed it and we need to investigate how we can get the owner to clear it up hes refusing to and its bringing vermin and all sorts into the area! But first plleaseee can anyone help me with what it is?

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  • Holly 3Holly 3 Posts: 36

    Thank you in advance image

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Hi Holly, I think it's russian vine. It's also know as 'mile a minute vine' and I think you realise why.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,310

    Yep. its definetely russian vine.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

     

    DA! Pravda say is Russki vino!

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Had it at previous house, cut it back to base and and dug it out.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454

    It was up in the eaves and the treetops along with the ivy when we moved here two years ago next month - cut it down to the ground and when it shoots again bruise the leaves and spray with glyphosate.  It will have roots in lots of places as it layers itself, but if you're ruthless it's not too hard to get rid of.  The difficult option is keeping it and keeping it under control!!! image

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  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 878

    intead of cutting it back could you put some into a large plastic bag dustbin size and spray with a strong weed killer like a brush wood killer

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,256

    Hi, Holly...I have the same problem with a neighbours plant image Only this evening, I pulled yards of it off the roof of the shed but it's rapidly climbing up the side of the house. 

    A couple of years ago I erected a 6ft high trellis, 1ft in front of the dividing fence, to both hide the fence and create a divide between the neighbours invasive climbers and my plants but the tenticles reach over, and given the chance would start to curl around the plants on the trellis image  

    If you find a solution please let us know.   

  • Holly 3Holly 3 Posts: 36

     Thanks everyone great response, tried talking to the neighbour but hes nasty, hes not even too old to clear it up he looks to be 40s?

    He comes out with his garden shears and snps anything around his front door then goes back in, its rediculous.

    I have sent the pics to the environment agency to see where i am to make him clean it up, as its his I legally cant spray it or cut down to roots. He also leaves his car bumpers and stuff in the garden, old batteries and oil canisters down the side of the house.

    Also he has this!

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  • Holly 3Holly 3 Posts: 36

    You can actually go on google maps and type in his accress and you can see all of the vine and ivy from space!!! lol

    I just read the russian ivy is a close cousin of Jap Knotweed yet not on the Weed act which is annoying, so I dont know where I stand in getting rid of it

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