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EdS

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Its is not illegal to move the stuff but moving stuff has to be done as per EPA 1990. As knot weed is now deemed a controlled waste S 33 means you need a waste carriers licence to transport it and S 34 place a duty of care on you.

Environmental Health have a statutory duty to act if these are breached - ie FNP / court action / warning

On council owned land they may choose to take control methods however, they is no obligation for land owners to act (at the moment)
 

Toddy

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How about if it spreads from one property to another though?
I could see that causing ructions (sp ?) among neighbours; especially since in the past folks have been refused mortgages on property that was infested, and clearing it our costs money.

cheers,
 

EdS

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Private civil matter between both parties. Unless deliberately spread / transplanted - then offence under Wildlife & Countryside Act

It is not listed under Weeds Act 1959 so no obligation to prevent it spreading by "natural" means.

You don't have t ocontrol it from growing (& spreading) from you land but you can not deliberately pass it on.
 

RE8ELD0G

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I have noticed some small mound of loose earth in the lawn and thought they were just worm casts.
Today i observed a small bee coming out and then going back in.
There are a few of these dotted around my lawn, apparently we have a perfect lawn for Ground bees to nest.

Lovely to watch something i didnt even know existed.
 

British Red

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Excellent little things - some Bumblebees ground nest too - as you say fantastic to watch. I noticed our cherry trees were more attractive to solitary bees than to our honey bees which is interesting.
 

RE8ELD0G

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Just wanted to give a quick update.
Not been upto much, just weeding and mowing the lawn.
My Mrs's little sister wants to get some chickens. so i may have them to control the weeds in the allotment while i get around to other stuff.
Will domestic cats kill chickens??
I have been told they wont when the chooks are adults as they are too big??
 

British Red

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A cat probably could kill an adult chicken, but it doesn't generally happen. A rooster is a good "protector" for your chickens (but can attack you as well!)
 

RE8ELD0G

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I have spent the last 3 days digging and leveling the old potato beds and removing/filling in the old paths from the allotment.
Doing a little bit every day doesnt seem to be aggravating my back too much and i have managed to get quite a bit done.
Still a lot of path to come out and all the slabs in the U shape to remove. Its looking a hell of a lot better now i can get up there and cut the weeds etc with the lawn mower.