If you’ve stayed at Beach House for a self-catering break you’ll probably have appreciated that it’s actually a family holiday home. We decided to let others come and enjoy the views and other delights Mull has to offer as, unfortunately, we can’t use it all of the time.
We have wonderful grounds immediately surrounding the house, with our own forest, burn and gardens. Problem is, a few years ago we got an unwelcome visitor, better known to gardeners as Japanese Knotweed. It’s anyone’s guess how it got there, but the current thinking is that some bird probably brought it in as a seed from another part of the island.
The problem with this plant is its incredible rate of growth and ability to spread through the ground rapidly. It now covers a significant corner of the garden, so we popped up this month to attack it. We’re using a treatment from Roundup called Tree Stump & Root Killer, with a big badge on it saying it kills Japanese Knotweed too. Lets hope so!
Anyway, you can see what we’re dealing with in the video above.