Giant Rhubarb Ban - U.K.

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It might be banned here but I doubt it'll be controlled. Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort are banned but they both still grow all over Britain without being killed or contained.
 

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We try to keep the Ragwort under control, digging it out and burning it (with gloves on as it can do all sorts of damage to you) but it keeps blowing in from surrounding farmland. Despite it being illegal to let it set seed :cautious:
 
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I agree, farmers ignore it's existence. It's poisonous and growing in the neighbouring field here that has four horses in it. They know to avoid it but the owner couldn't care less.

Did you know Ragwort is the national flower of the Isle of Man - a strange choice.
 

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The animals will avoid it when it's fresh as it tastes 'orrible. The trouble starts when it's dried. It looses it's taste so gets ingested if it gets bundled up with the hay. That's when it kills things :eek:

Did you know Ragwort is the national flower of the Isle of Man - a strange choice.

Cool :cool: Maybe they used it to exchange for Leeks & Thistles when the Celts came visiting across the sea 😁
 
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Fuschia 'Magellanica' grows wild all over the island - that would have been a much better choice of flower.


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