You may have noticed that Japanese Knotweed has been in the news quite frequently recently, and that’s no surprise. The plant can choke your mortgage and give you a criminal record, but there’s another invasive plant on the block that has been causing havoc. It has been around in the UK for years; Giant Hogweed […]
Japanese Knotweed is becoming more and more well-known among local authorities and homeowners. It’s invasive nature means that Japanese Knotweed can be difficult to eradicate, and can cause damage to roads, walls and mortgages. The ‘possession’ of Japanese Knotweed is a very serious matter for a home owner.
We’re proud to announce that our Managing Director, John, has completed his accreditation from PCA (the Property Care Association) and now has a Surveyor’s Competence Certificate. The PCA is an organisation dedicated to providing high quality training to professionals within the building preservation and treatment industry. We’re honoured to have been certified by the PCA, as […]
Ever heard of Japanese Knotweed? Defined as an ‘invasive vegetation’ species it is now knocking thousands off house prices in the UK. The plant can grow up to 10 centimeters a day, with bamboo type stems and stealthy roots. How can my mortgage be refused? Homeowners are starting to face refusals to mortgage applications if […]
What is Japanese Knotweed? Japanese Knotweed is a fast-growing plant of the ‘dock’ family, with bamboo-looking stems and small white flowers. It was originally brought to Britain for its beauty and was named the “most interesting ornamental plant of the year” in 1847. In Japan the climate and regular ash from the volcanic landscape would […]
Without realising it, many of us have come into contact with Japanese Knotweed – perhaps on a riverside walk or in our own back gardens. However, this apparently unassuming plant with its attractive white flowers holds a destructive secret… How did Japanese Knotweed come to be common in the UK? As the name suggests, Japanese […]
The nuisance that is Japanese Knotweed is well known to UK authorities. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states that it is an offence to “plant or otherwise cause to grow in the wild” any plant listed in Schedule nine, Part II of the Act. It’s no surprise that Japanese Knotweed appears on this list […]
It’s a pesky plant that can bring a garden to its grass stained knees in a matter of weeks. But now, the fast-growing, invasive and downright deadly (for other plants) Japanese Knotweed is getting its comeuppance, being served up on plates in some of the country’s most popular restaurants. Head chef at Brighton’s Terre Terre, […]
The highly invasive Japanese Knotweed is a common sight on roadsides, riverbanks and derelict buildings. It may even be popping up in your garden. Anyone with experience of this pesky plant will know the damage it can cause and how difficult it can be to eradicate. However, here are 10 facts about Japanese Knotweed that […]
We’ve got lots of helpful tips and advice on invasive weed eradication & management coming soon… In the mean time, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.