vrijdag 12 november 2010

Turning Japanese

Japanese Knotweed, Fallopia for short (NL: Japanse Duizendknoop), must be the Guerilla Gardener's weapon of choice. Either you pay me 1000 euro or I will sow the damn superweed in your prize-winning ornamental garden! "It can grow three quarters of an inch a day and its roots can burrow 10 feet down, cracking concrete foundations and damaging walls and roads." It's one of the world's top 100 invasive species and it took £70 million pounds to remove it from planned 2012 London Olympics sites but it is edible. According to piece on the BBC website: "There have even been reports of mortgage companies refusing to lend to house buyers whose dream homes have Japanese knotweed in the garden. " See it dance/grow here. 

The Here is one image of Japanese Knotweed on the site of the London Olympics and here is more.

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