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!
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/
… 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!