A friend of mine asked me if I had come across this type of control before..
It was great to attend the first Invasive Weed Conference by the Property Care Association especially being a member! Lots of discussion about best practice in terms of controlling and eradicating Japanese Knotweed as well as the latest updates on alternatives to herbicide treatment.
I am often asked how to identify Japanese Knotweeed. Here is a photo of Russian Vine – it looks a little like Japanese Knotweed, but the main differences are as follows –
It’s a vine – Japanese Knotweed is more like bamboo as the stems shoot upwards, not twisting and turning like a vine.
The stem is red – The stems of Japanese Knotweed are green and can be specked red. Where the leaves come off from the stem/branch is red but it is Ziz-zag in appearance.
The leaves – generally Japanese Knotweed leaves are much broader and wider.
Flowers – Japanese Knotweed flowers are generally less white, but yes.. white!
Still unsure? Then feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo or two and I will do my best to confirm if its Japanese Knotweed!
Longfield Knotweed Solutions is now a provisional member of the Property Care Association!! Very exciting as this confirms that the company has met the professional industry standards for Japanese Knotweed control and eradication and ensure that we continue to work to these standards!
Stem injection of Japanese Knotweed can be very effective way of controlling the beast.
I carried out one visit of stem injection and sprayed the small stems over a few months last year.
This year as the infestation is not too old… there are no signs of any regrowth!
One very happy customer in Croydon
Stem injected some fantastically large stems of Japanese Knotweed today.
A beautiful day to be treating Japanese Knotweed, however I was stopped in my tracks by a number of horses..
Fortunatly the owners moved them on their way!
You have to admit it is a lovely flower. Don’t worry its rarely spread in this country by pollen in the flowers. Its spread either through cutting down the stems and not disposing of it in a safe manner or digging up the roots and again not disposing of it in a safe manner.