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messageAny Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by keluar 28 June, 2014 12:23

http://i59.tinypic.com/2dlw3g6.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/x6e9s4.jpg

Your help is greatly appreciated.



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messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by Mustard 28 June, 2014 13:02

Looks like bindweed to me.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by EPB 28 June, 2014 13:03

But those aren't bindweed flowers, are they?

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by L16579 28 June, 2014 13:04

Looks like Japanese Knotweed to me, but the flowers are the same



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messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by wee quinnie 28 June, 2014 13:04

The heart shaped leaves def look like bindweed, but the flowers don't look right for bindweed.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by Pickle 28 June, 2014 13:04

Bindweed is more "ivy" like in it's appearance isn't it? Wraps itself around other plants rather than growing up straight as this plant seems to be?

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Posted by Mustard 28 June, 2014 13:06

Field bindweed has smaller smaller flowers.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by keluar 28 June, 2014 13:06

Someone said it is japanese knotweed but I googled online, the flower looks different

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by JohnL 28 June, 2014 13:07

bindweed has 5 petals fused

leaves look like bindweed.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by keluar 28 June, 2014 13:10

[en.wikipedia.org]

Is this the closest?

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by keluar 28 June, 2014 13:15

A neighbour's friend (environment related) said it is japanese knotweed. (which is a major issue) but I search and search and found nothing similar. Now the closest I get is Houttuynia cordata. The flowers are identical.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by JohnL 28 June, 2014 16:52

Flowers aren't - nothing like knotweed - are the leaves the same as the flower - something purple there too.

[www.google.co.uk]

keluar Wrote:
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> A neighbour's friend (environment related) said it
> is japanese knotweed. (which is a major issue) but
> I search and search and found nothing similar. Now
> the closest I get is Houttuynia cordata. The
> flowers are identical.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by maxxi 28 June, 2014 17:21

keluar Wrote:
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> the closest I get is Houttuynia cordata. The
> flowers are identical.


The leaves are a good match too - I think you're right.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by Broadbean 28 June, 2014 18:15

It is Houttuynia , it likes damp and semi shade areas . Don't worry this is not Japanese knotweed .

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by keluar 28 June, 2014 18:18

I went to secret garden in westow street with a sample of the palnt. One of the staff confirmed it is houttuynia. two staff confirm it is not japanese knotweed. Nightmare over... Thank you everypne for contributing in this thread.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by HelBel65 28 June, 2014 20:18

Not used it myself but I've heard about a free app called Garden Compass - you send a pic via the app and get a reliable identification within 24 hours. Sounds like you're sorted but just another idea!

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Posted by SaffronG 29 June, 2014 08:42

I class this plant a weed! It spread all over front garden. Could not get rid of it. Have now had professionals in to clear the space, weedkiller, put weed matting down, pebbles on top etc. They finished a month ago and it's poking through already. Has been really hard to get rid of every single tiny bit of root.

ANY IDEAS WELCOME for getting rid of it for good?!

Thanks!

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by BB100 29 June, 2014 23:27

You could try 'deep root killer'. It is so good it even killed japanese knotweed that sprouted in my garden. Two years later it has not grown back.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by keluar 30 June, 2014 09:24

Secret Garden recommended me Garden Rootkill weedkiller by bayer garden. I haven't used them yet but I presume it will work. It was 3.99. I would also like to thank Ben from Japanese Knotweed ltd. to confirm the plant for me. I have emailed a couple of knotweed removal companies and obviously got no reply apart from Ben.



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messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by Sue 30 June, 2014 11:27

keluar Wrote:
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Now
> the closest I get is Houttuynia cordata. The
> flowers are identical.

xxxxxxx

I am pretty sure it is that.

I have the variegated version.

messageRe: Any Garden Expert - Identify this plant please
Posted by The Minkey 01 July, 2014 10:00

f.y.il Japanese Knotweed has a growth pattern reminiscent of bamboo. It dies back completely in Winter, emerging in Spring as fast growing green/purplish canes. It can grow metres tall and has heartish shaped leaves with sprays of tiny white flowers. If you happen to be passing by of the council block on the corner of Nunhead Lane and the Rye, there's a stand of it growing amongst the shrubs on the corner.


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