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Gardens: plagued by knotweed? Eat it

21st February 2016

Japanese knotweed is the scourge of gardeners: the alien invader with a reputation for spreading like wildfire though beds and borders, shattering concrete and even ruining your chances of getting a mortgage. Yet this supposed “superweed” lives a secret double life in its native Japan as itadori, a prized spring delicacy

Japanese knotweed: London to be hit by surge in destructive plant after warm winter

6th April 2016

Londoners were today warned to prepare for a “surge” in destructive Japanese knotweed after the wettest and warmest winter on record. The feared weed, which usually appears around May, has already been spotted sprouting across the capital. Described by the Environment Agency as “the UK’s most aggressive and destructive invasive

Japanese Knotweed stopping a house sale – story from the BBC

5th June 2016

Our expert on Japanese knotweed, Tom Goodman, spoke to Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London show last week to comment on a couple who are opening a civil court case against Network Rail in a row over Japanese knotweed infestation, which is growing on a neighbouring railway track behind their

Japanese knotweed ‘continuing to spread’ near Hull University

15th June 2016

A Hull councillor says she is “very concerned” over the spread of the invasive Japanese knotweed near the University of Hull. The weed, which can grow through many materials, including concrete, has become a nightmare for Hull residents after it was spotted sprouting up around their houses. Residents have said

Japanese knotweed and mortgage advice

24th January 2017

Chances are that, unless you have lived under a rock for the last five years, you are already aware of the invasive weed called Japanese knotweed that is yearly widely spreading into various habitats, both wildlife areas such as river banks as well as roadsides, private gardens, temporary vacant commercial

Domestic Problems With Japanese Knotweed [Infographic]

27th April 2017

Japanese Knotweed Facts Knotweed is a non-native and highly invasive plant. Considered controlled waste, can be disposed of at dedicated facilities only. Japanese knotweed is not picky at all – it can spread onto various habitats, from river banks to roadsides and private gardens. Your house sale will be halted

Insects and fungus a remedy to the surge of knotweed in Britain?

29th May 2017

Parasite insects that attack knotweed and yet remain neutral to native plant life have been released under close scrutiny of environmental experts at multiple undisclosed locations across the UK. Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed, is an alien plant that was initially introduced to Britain as a garden ornamental


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