A mite could prove a mighty weapon against one of the UKs most invasive weeds – no its not Japanese knotweed! But this is an interesting read nonetheless: https://www.cabi.org/news-and-media/2018/tiny-mite-could-prove-a-mighty-weapon-in-the-fight-against-one-of-the-uk-s-most-invasive-weeds/
Japanese knotweed blog
The Property Care Association have reminded all invasive plant specialists about the concern regarding water primrose. Have you seen this invasive plant? If so please do follow the information in this link:Water primrose Alert!
… or not? An interesting listen from BBC You and Yours programme questioning the 7 metre rule: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bd6ycp
I am often asked, can you tell if there is Japanese knotweed in the back garden? This one such example. The garden is very overgrown with brambles. If there was a mature Japanese knotweed plant then I would expect it to be growing through the brambles and taking over the garden; however if there is a small young shoot here, it would be very difficult to identify as it would be under the bramble canopy. So having a look in your neighbour’s garden (if thats possible!) to see if there is any Japanese knotweed is often a good indication for yours – that is if you’ve not been out in the garden this summer and its a bit over grown like this one!