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    CraigtheSpade is offline Germinator
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    Default Possible knotweed?

    Hello everyone.

    I'm new to the forums, but I've been reading posts on these forums since I got my allotment in June of last year.

    I've just taken a picture of a new shoot that's just come up on my plot. It's about 6 inches high. I'm fairly certain it's knotweed from searching google images but I was hoping somebody could confirm it for me?

    The plot next to me has a little bit of it that is being treated at the moment.

    Any help identifying this thing would be most appreciated.

    Cheers.

    Craig. [ATTACH=CONFIG]73617[/ATTACH
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    Hi Craig and welcome to the forum
    I'm no expert but it looks like knotweed to me. This might help How To Identify Japanese Knotweed, Knotweed Identification Card & Pictures
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    Craig I'd also go with Japanese knotweed there's a patch of it growing on the land behind our house
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    Thank you both for replying, even though it wasn't what I wanted to hear!

    I pretty much knew, just hoping I was wrong. Not the end of the world though, only in a little tiny patch and luckily it can be dealt with without the rest of the allotment suffering.

    I know it can take a while to beat, but my allotment journey is a marathon not the 100 metres!

    Thanks again!

    Craig.
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    That's the way to look at it, Craig. It could be a lot worse - and it isn't
    Tell us more about your plot - you know how nosey we are
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    Lol! I'm out and about with the wife and kids at the moment, but I promise to stick a post in the "Introduce Yourself" thread tomorrow.
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    We'll keep you to that, Craig Enjoy your evening!
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    Hi Craig,

    If it is knotweed (and I am definitely not an expert) - I believe it has to be disposed of 'officially'

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-...from-spreading
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