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Could you spot Japanese Knotweed in your garden?

You may be aware of the damage that Japanese Knotweed can do, but could you identify it in your garden...? It is known for causing structural damage and growing at a rate of up to 10cm per day! Only recently there has been a landmark case in Wales, which said two homeowners were free to claim against Network Rail for letting the plant encroach too near their land.

This interesting article on Zoopla, tells you more and there's a great quiz  too so you can learn more about it and how to spot if it is in your garden.

The Royal Horticultural Society offer more information and advice too, with their description of this menace being:

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a weed that spreads rapidly. In winter the plant dies back to ground level but by early summer the bamboo-like stems emerge from rhizomes deep underground to shoot to over 2.1m (7ft), suppressing all other plant growth. Eradication requires determination as it is very hard to remove by hand or eradicate with chemicals. New legislation now covers its control.

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Neil Moore of GL and Co.

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