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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

PCA Invades RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Posted by Admin - May 2018

Japanese Knotweed Ltd is proud to be supporting the Property Care Association (PCA) at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 22nd to 26th May this year.

The PCA will be taking invasive plants to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to drive an important message to visitors. They’re showcasing 14 of the good, the bad and the ugly invasive non-native plants, which are currently thriving in gardens across the country.

BBC News - knotweed cannot be eradicated

BBC News - Knotweed cannot be eradicated

Posted by Admin - Apr 2018

This week, there was an article published by BBC News (and subsequently more media outlets) with the headline ‘knotweed cannot be eradicated’, in reference to the release of the University of Swansea’s Japanese knotweed treatment field trial results.

The headline was unfortunately misleading and not completely in context to the basis of the trials and the results gained. Another case of the media slightly sensationalising a story.

Japanese knotweed Code of Practice

Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice

Posted by Admin - Jan 2018

When the Environment Agency withdrew its ‘Knotweed Code of Practice’ in 2016 the industry took on the mantle of providing best practice guidance on managing knotweed. The two industry trade bodies (PCA & INNSA) produced their own codes that provide the highest shared standards of best practice.

What's lurking in your garden this Halloween?

What's Lurking in your Garden this Halloween?

Posted by Admin - Oct 2017

As the evenings are drawing in and days and nights get colder it’s the time of Halloween. The loved or loathed tradition of trick-or-treating may come-a-knocking at your door but you will already have been dealt a trick of nature if you have Japanese knotweed on or near your property.

Fly-tipping problems in the UK

The Knotweed Waste Conundrum

Posted by Admin - Sep 2017

The spread of Japanese knotweed to different sites and throughout the UK is mainly a result of the plants crown and rhizome (underground vegetative stem matter) being translocated (moved and spread around).