RE: [pfaf] Re: Japanese Knotweed
- When we lived in the USA, we had japanese knotweed in the garden - oh my goodness! This is the weed from hell! The neighbour laughed as we foolishly tried to dig it out - he'd been trying to deal with it for over 30 years and had not made any headway. Two things in its favor - you can eat the young shoots and apparently its flowers make a nice honey. It's also quite a pretty plant, but it's worse than a triffid!
Cheers,Judi (from New Zealand)
- There is only one natural predator for such plants but I wouldn't suggest putting them in any garden since they spread faster than the plants do and that's grub worms. They will kill off anything in their area.
Pat Meadows <pat@...> wrote:
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 06:30:41 -0800 (PST), you wrote:
>Little wonder if it's as invasive as you say. Sounds like what burdock does.
I think the prize for Horrible Invasive Plants goes to giant hogweed,
however. That stuff is SCARY!
I have never seen it, just read about it. I hope it stays that way.
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