Japanese knotweed is a notoriously aggressive invasive plant that can be extremely difficult to eradicate once established. This resilient perennial spreads voraciously, making it a threat to gardens, parks, and urban green spaces across the UK. While knotweed requires persistent effort to subdue, the dormant winter period provides an opportune time to implement control strategies […]
Discover the Intricacies of Himalayan Balsam Management and Control In the serene landscapes of the United Kingdom, a stealthy invader has been silently wreaking havoc, disrupting the delicate balance of native ecosystems. The Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), once a charming ornamental addition to European gardens, has transformed into an ecological antagonist, asserting its dominance over
Buddleia’s History in The UK: The Butterfly Bush’s Impact and Management Buddleia, also known as Buddleja, buddlea, the butterfly bush, or summer lilac, has a rich history in the United Kingdom. Often touted as ‘the butterfly bush,’ it’s a popular shrub that graces many gardens across the country. However, what was once a beloved addition
Autumn is a very good time for land managers and site managers to identify areas with Hemlock (Conium maculatum) as it is very easy to identify at this time of year. Hemlock will stand out as distinctive pale cream stems above all the other vegetation, (approximately 2m plus), often with black blotches on the stems,
Bamboo is an attractive and versatile plant often used for landscaping on commercial properties. However, when left uncontrolled, bamboo can become an invasive species that damages buildings and spreads to neighbouring lands. Removing bamboo from commercial properties requires careful planning and execution to fully eliminate the plant without causing further spread. This article provides a
How Bamboo causes problems for homeowners There are around 30 varieties of bamboo found within the UK, only a small percentage of over 1400 species world wide. They are split into 2 types of growth pattern “clumping” and “running” (or “Pachymorph” or “Leptomorph”), the later being the most problematic. This invasive plant can
Top 4 Invasive Weeds, other than Japanese Knotweed, to be Aware of in the Commercial Development Sector
Below is a detailed list of the top four invasive weeds to be aware of in the Commercial Development Sector other than Japanese Knotweed. We go into depth about what to be aware of at certain times of the year, how to identify them, the idiosyncrasies of each species and the best actions to take.