This is the first stem of Japanese knotweed I have seen this year. It’s a bit too early to start to treat it, but clearly it’s going to be a growing year after the mild winter we have just had!
An interactive map has recently been created revealing hotspots around the South East where Japanese knotweed has been identified. Read more here: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17444080.exposed-heatmap-shows-japanese-knotweed-hotspots-in-se-london/?sfns=mo
Conservation workers are abseiling into one of Scotland’s most spectacular gorges in an effort to tackle the scourge of Japanese Knotweed. Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45890636
Wigan council is set to spend £300,000 to root out invasive plants including Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed. Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46209025
The BBC reported recently that a property owner had been fined £18,000 for failing to get rid of Japanese knotweed in the garden of a Bristol house – which was not mentioned in the house survey. Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-bristol-46470898
… because the knotweed… Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy (knotweed free) New Year!
Japanese Knotweed is being sighed earlier this year, its believed due to the warm and wet winter.