As far as gardening goes I would be the last person anyone one would turn to for tips. I am naturally not a gardener and I am the one in need of advice.
I have spent the last month attempting to prepare a large garden so that it may be enjoyed through-out the British summer holidays. Weeding patio areas with spray weedkillers, securing fences to prevent my dogs from escaping. Brushing paths, tidying up the hedges/ (which appear to have been butchered some time shortly before I moved in to the property 9 months ago). Moving grass and laying grass seed in relevant areas. Clearing weeds has been problematic and hence me joining this site after being informed by a friend that it's possible that what I'm dealing with is Japanese Knotweed. After doing a search on Google I have discovered that the weed (or plant) in question is not Knotweed, However the decorative and fast growing bamboo could be.
Firstly - I sprayed the weeds and they died off within 10 days but something else, green and fern like has replaced it - I still have not discovered what this could be or how I should proceed with it's removal from pretty much every crevasse or crack where it's taken a secure hold in less than a week.
Secondly - I cut down what I believed to be bamboo in late September last year in order to gain access to the corner in which it was growing and secure the garden fencing behind it. A week ago I tidied the area in question again in order to erect screening. But in that week new shoots have grown and there is several new shoots ranging from 1 to 4 foot in height. In a bid to discover what Knot weed is I googled it noticed that the bamboo more closely resembles Japanese knot weed.
Please can anyone help me identify what I'm really dealing with and does anyone have advise on how to deal with it, Is it poisonous and should I be requiring my Landlord to get rid of it rather than trying to tackle it on my own ? Help me please. I can get more photos if it would help.