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Thread #162370   Message #3865876
Posted By: Senoufou
13-Jul-17 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Subject: RE: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
By the way, does anyone know that massive plant called Giant Hogweed? We had one down by the ditch in the last house and it was absolutely magnificent. About 15ft tall and positively HUGE. I know the sap is dodgy and can cause terrible burns and blisters (so why touch it?)
We called it The Triffid.

But when I was last in Scotland, my sister showed me some areas of yellowed, dead foliage by the side of the main road where the council workmen had sprayed and sprayed Giant Hogweeds with extremely strong herbicide to completely eradicate and kill them. It seemed rather a shame. We'd never suffered any burns or similar because we're not daft. However, I believe it's not native to UK.