To all concerned with Knotweed Pulling - be very careful. You may well increase the spread of the plant by pulling it out of the ground. It is not a recognised method of control. Not wanting to dampen the enthusiasm of the local community, but trust me when I say BE CAREFUL!! There are much more effective methods of control and if pulling is to be done it would need to be done for a number of years (10+) to be effective. There are also legal issues regarding the transportation and disposal of Japanese Knotweed as it is classed as a Controlled Waste and subjected to the Waste Carrying License etc etc. For further information please visit www.t-c-m-rd.co.uk or other sites such as the Cornwall Knotweed Forum web site. Many thanks Philip Rusted
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a frenzy of excitement when we first moved here sometime in '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a handy resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, the name comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.