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Japanese Knotweed EATs a house in Britain.  RSS feed

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This couple had their house ruined by japanese knotweed:


They are talking about tearing down the 300,000 pound (money) new house, and removing the top ten feet of topsoil.

Lawsuits, etc etc.

Bad stuff that knotweed.

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our home had solid rock/concrete 3' thick basement walls (before housefire) and there was japanese knotweed growing through the walls into the back porch.

it isn't impossible to eradicate it..after our housefire we got rid of all but 4 plants (which are two in our woods and two in our property line hedgerow..and they aren't spreading..

the patch we had invading the farm house was about 10 to 15 ' wide and went around a corner NW end of the house, along the house about 20' and around the n corner about 6 to 8'..

you CAN dig it up and get rid of it..best to dump it out in a waste spot in the woods or something so it isn't invading homestead property..you can't likely burn it or anything like that.
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