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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Roadside flower Reply with quote

This is a common flower but I can't identify it.

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It has a flower span of about 1cm, has the scent of a daffodil and four petals.

Does anyone know what it is
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is that rapeseed?
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me thinketh it is; wild rapeseed- I should have known.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horrible stuff! I'll confess to ripping it up by the roots any time I find it growing on the side of the road. On the subject of invasive escapees. Does anyone know the legal status of poisoning Japanese Knotweed on ones neighbour's land?
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe you should just stick to pulling up rapeseed. to be on the safe side. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we have something that will poison it?
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Bill, apparently you can inject systemic weedkiller directly into the hollow stem near the ground and it will be absorbed into the roots. Also it's possible to spray in August/September when the foliage is starting to die back as this is the only time enough poison will get into the roots to affect them. It would need to be done for several year though.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed that the stuff is getting closer and closer to me. It's only about a mile away now, there was none in the area at all 8 years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bill - the council are one of its main means of distribution Mad Lots of their gravel heaps seem to be surrounded by the stuff and they take bits with them wherever they go ..............

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Does anyone know the legal status of poisoning Japanese Knotweed on ones neighbour's land?


Illegal! It would be trespass with intent to cause damage.
If someone came into my garden or onto my land with the intent of spreading poison of whatever sort for any reason without having the courtesy to approach me first I would be hopping mad.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

without seeing the leaves of this plant i would not be sure of what it is because there are many crucifers very similar except for differences in leaf shape, it is either wild turnip or charlock
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
Horrible stuff! I'll confess to ripping it up by the roots any time I find it growing on the side of the road. On the subject of invasive escapees. Does anyone know the legal status of poisoning Japanese Knotweed on ones neighbour's land?


I would say that would involve trespass and could leave you open to a civil case in court. Not a good Idea.
Best come to a amicable agreement you you neighbour on getting rid of the knot weed.

if not seek professional legal advice.
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