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Title: Is this Japanese knotweed?
Post by: Editor on May 20, 2018, 10:58:29 am
Suspected thickets of Japanese knotweed are being examined by the parish council with a view to calling in experts if the two finds prove to be the invasive plant. One is in the Gobions Open Space woods close to the rear gardens of the houses on the south side of The Grove, the other is close to the North Mymms war memorial. Don't take cuttings, whatever you do. More on North Mymms News (https://www.northmymms.uk/2018/05/parish-seeks-quotes-to-eradicate.html).

Title: Re: Is this Japanese knotweed?
Post by: epiphany on May 20, 2018, 05:33:26 pm
I first noticed a thicket of Japanese Knotweed growing at the bottom of the garden of the lodge by the bridge to St Marys Church, several years ago. It was growing on the bank adjacent to the river, so no doubt there are now further examples further downstream to Colney Heath and beyond.
Title: Re: Is this Japanese knotweed?
Post by: Editor on May 22, 2018, 01:32:42 pm
An update on the Japanese knotweed story. The parish council is hiring a specialist firm to remove the non-native, invasive plant. Feel free to add any comments to the article on North Mymms News (https://www.northmymms.uk/2018/05/five-year-plan-to-eradicate-japanese.html).

Five-year plan to eradicate Japanese knotweed