as I understand it there is no quick fix for JK Weed you just have to be persistant either cutting it down each time it regrows, using a weed killer like Round up which attacks the roots as well or jumping up and down on it at regular intervals all of which hopefully will weaken the plant and eventually kill it. I've never had first hand experience of this plant but have had years of conflict with ground elder. Good luck!
> From: Mark Williams <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Fri 18/Jul/2003 11:58 GMT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [BRITARCH] Japanese Knotweed
> Dear All,
> One of our sites has had Japanese Knotweed identified on it. We have
> contacted DEFRA, The Environment Agency, The Local Authority and English
> Heritage but nobody seems to know how to deal with the problem and certainly
> not from an archaeological perspective. It is in an archaeologically
> sensitive area and an area scheduled for development in the very near
> future. It is my understanding the only way to deal with the Knotweed is to
> dig a very big hole and indeed would be an offence under the 1981
> Countryside act not to.
> If anyone one has had a similar problem I would be very grateful if they
> could contact me.
> Mark Williams
> Project Manager
> Lindsey Archaeological Services
> 01522 544554
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