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How can you tell if there’s Japanese knotweed?

I am often asked, can you tell if there is Japanese knotweed in the back garden?  This one such example.  The garden is very overgrown with brambles.  If there was a mature Japanese knotweed plant then I would expect it to be growing through the brambles and taking over the garden; however if there is a small young shoot here, it would be very difficult to identify as it would be under the bramble canopy.  So having a look in your neighbour’s garden (if thats possible!) to see if there is any Japanese knotweed is often a good indication for yours – that is if you’ve not been out in the garden this summer and its a bit over grown like this one!