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    Logunner is online now Seedling
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    Don’t rotivate if you have Knotweed. Fairly sure councils have an obligation to report/remove japanese knotweed.
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    A web site I think is good - for beginners and more experienced gardeners is:
    https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/cale...rsonalised.php

    You can set where you live on the site, look through a list of fruit and veg. you might like to grow and then produces a calendar for the year to look after them. This gives you a starting point and if you keep a diary of how things go, you can modify it over time using your growing experience.
    Next time you see the allotment person, you might like to ask if there are any particular pests in the area you need to be aware of like mice eating pea seeds or pigeons...

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    Not come across mice eating pigeons before - they sound terrifying :-)

    (sorry, too literal minded sometimes)
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    Welcome to the Vine SN. it certainly looks a good plot and dont be put off with the weeds, even Japanese knotweed will be killed of with constant removal, just have a big container of water on hand to drop it into
    along with any other weeds unsuitable for a compost heap, as the weed rots in the water it will provide feeding for your plants, it will also stink so have a lid for the container and keep it back from a rest area
    Enjoy your gardening
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

    Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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    In one of your photos there are some flowers - aquilega and foxglove.
    In another creeping buttercup and sow thistle.
    In the next one, the pink flowers are sedum with wood avens in front of it. Keep the sedum, pull up the wood avens.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    Nothing wrong with rotovating
    Madness without knowing what is in the ground and even more so knowing there is japanese knotweed on site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logunner View Post
    Don’t rotivate if you have Knotweed. Fairly sure councils have an obligation to report/remove japanese knotweed.
    Just added for clarity on the above quote


    If the JK is on council owned land they have a duty to take action, if on private land they have no duty, as it falls upon the landowner.

    But.....

    Responsibility and the law

    The Countryside and Wildlife Act 1981 states:

    "It is an offence to plant or otherwise cause the plant to grow in the wild".

    This means that cutting or disturbing the soil if not correctly managed could be an offence. If you allow the plant to spread onto adjacent land it may be considered a nuisance. As the landowner you are responsible and could be sued for costs and damages.

    Before attempting to remove the weed you must consider how you will dispose of the cleared plant. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Japanese Knotweed is classed as controlled waste and as such must only be disposed of at a licensed landfill site.

    The Household Waste Recycling Centre will not take the waste.
    Last edited by Greenleaves; 10-11-2018 at 09:45 PM.
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    Sometimes when you have a rotovator, you just have to go for it ! ( I never claimed not to be mad BTW)

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