The judgment in the Waistell v Network Rail case has concluded that once Japanese knotweed encroaches onto another property this amounts to physical damage and is an actionable nuisance. For the full report click here: https://www.judiciary.uk/judgments/network-rail-infrastructure-limited-v-stephen-williams-and-robin-waistell/
An interesting listen – This article includes a discussion on the up-coming Williams vs Network Rail case (claim for compensation by a private property owner living adjacent to a railway embankment with a long-standing JKW infestation); how it has progressed so far and its implications for setting legal precedents for future (potential) claims.
Click here to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7fj36 (After the first 30 seconds jump to 19 minutes 45 seconds to catch the start of the feature which lasts approximately 8 minutes).
Interestingly, Japanese knotweed in the UK is from the female clone and is therefore incapable of setting seed, yet is still able to spread at an alarming rate if untreated. Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/11285502/Do-plants-have-a-gender.html
An interesting formation of Japanese knotweed I found last week. Its a little stressed but leaves should unfold in the next week or so.
An interesting news story from the BBC about Japanese knotweed. It shows just how important it is to have well informed and sustained control and management of the plant, which is what we offer here at Longfield Knotweed Solutions.
It is amazing where this plant will grow?!
The BBC have just posted this on their news, why don’t you try the app?
Some beautiful Japanese knotweed near Sevenoaks. I look forward to showing you some after photos next year I hope!
Funnily enough no.. this ‘new’ variety of Japanese knotweed is the normal breed but has been affected by the frost! I found these tigers in a field near Sevenoaks.