Here is the latest update from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30110858
I know people think Japanese Knotweed is a massive problem and it is! However, you must agree it is a very beautiful plant – it’s just a shame that it grows so fast and destroys everything in its way..
As you can see from the pictures, using stem injection Harris Dawe kill the knotweed but the other plants surrounding the beast continue to live. Over the seasons of treatment the knotweed is eradicated and the surrounding plants are given opportunity to regrow without the knotweed destroying its path.
People often ask, why does it take so long to get rid of Japanese Knotweed? It is actually quite quick,within ten days you can see that the chemical has started to be absorbed into the leaf and potentially into the roots of the plants. However it takes more than one spray for the chemical to be successfully absorbed right into the roots and eradicate the whole plant. That is why we offer management plans giving customers peace of mind that we will return as often as necessary to ensure the plant is truly dead!
This was found at the side of a shed, very close to the neighbouring wall.
Simply walking down a road and noticed a load of dumped builders waste next to a home in Beckenham. Growing out of it at a rapid speed is the beastly stuff! Beautifully covering the rubble, but sadly very close to a property.
Japanese knotweed appears to be growing significantly quicker than the rest of the bush in this front garden, which is quite close to the property! Harris Dawe Environmental Solutions are now treating the knotweed and soon it will cease to be a concern to the owners as it will be no more.
The Japanese Knotweed in the picture looks a little heart-shaped, though is actually flat at the top rather than heart-shaped. The stem is growing well in a zig-zag pattern: you can see the nodes where the leaf comes off the stem as its reddish in colour.
This was a lovely garden, left for a few years…