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    • SandraScarlett
    • By SandraScarlett 24th May 19, 5:42 PM
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    Japanese Knotweed - one shoot!
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    • 24th May 19, 5:42 PM
    Japanese Knotweed - one shoot! 24th May 19 at 5:42 PM
    My neighbour was watering my garden whilst I was away and has told me he has discovered Japanese Knotweed at the bottom. I had no idea what it looked like.

    I've phoned several companies and have had eye watering quotes, just to carry out a survey, and just one has said it was free and they are coming next week.

    Once I looked at the area closely, I could see there is just one shoot and I wondered if there is any way I could treat this myself.

    Any advice would be gratefully received.
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 19th Jun 19, 9:07 AM
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    Hmmmmmmm! Well I gave him an empty rinsed-out litre spray bottle, that had once contained Path Clear, and it was returned to me, full.


    I asked no questions. He could have said 5, 10, even 50 and I would have paid. I offered him a donation to the charity of his choice, and he said the coffee I made him was enough!
    Originally posted by SandraScarlett

    Restores ones faith in human nature, shows not all are out to rob the unsuspecting
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 19th Jun 19, 9:01 PM
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    Being a lab-rat at heart, I was more worried at the lack of safety info and application advice....

    But I approve of his mse attitude nonetheless.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 19th Jun 19, 9:02 PM
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    Restores ones faith in human nature, shows not all are out to rob the unsuspecting
    Originally posted by Farway
    Or that 4:99 for a bottle of water isn't that much of a bargain
    • SandraScarlett
    • By SandraScarlett 19th Jun 19, 11:13 PM
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    No, I'm sure it was the right stuff, as I can't see anyone going out of their way to visit me, just for cup of instant coffee (though it is Alta Rica!) and I prefer to see the best in people.


    This is nothing whatsoever to do with JKW, but whilst at the local garden centre this week, I gave in my voucher for a free cup of coffee, with any cake or "tray bake" - whatever that is.


    One of the staff said the scones had just come out of the oven, so I said that sounded nice, and there was a delicious aroma. Immediately the Manager said that a scone was not a cake, and I couldn't have it as part of the deal, so I settled for a slice of coffee and walnut.


    Whilst enjoying this, the first member of staff came over, and gave me a foil wrapped parcel and said "this is on me". Inside was a scone, jam, and cream. Now wasn't that kind!


    I do like to think that the majority of people have kind hearts. It's just they're not considered newsworthy.
    • BethanyD
    • By BethanyD 20th Jun 19, 9:36 AM
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    Japanese Knotweed infestation can be a serious issue for a homeowner - you can be compensated if the source of the JKW comes from someone else's land, particularly land owned by a public body



    I've just Googled and found a firm called Ashcroft Kennedy who give limited advice on their website
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Jun 19, 10:12 AM
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    Japanese Knotweed infestation can be a serious issue for a homeowner - you can be compensated if the source of the JKW comes from someone else's land, particularly land owned by a public body

    I've just Googled and found a firm who give limited advice on their website
    Originally posted by BethanyD
    I must learn to do this Googling, then maybe I might better understand the relevance of your post at this point.

    Does the OP need the services of no win no fee solicitors with a somewhat over-dramatic web site right now?

    I'll leave her to decide....
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
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