Other Invasives

 

As well as helping clients deal with Japanese Knotweed, we also treat other invasive species and general nuisance weeds.

 

Below, you can find information on some of the invasive species that we can help you with.  If you have an overgrown garden area or green space surrounding your property, please feel free to get in touch.  We can assist with all of these problems.

We will keep adding more species to this list over time.

 

Clicking on the links will take you to the GB Non-native Species Secretariat (NNSS) website.  For more information, Click Here to take you directly to the website.

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Japanese Knotweed

Often found in dense clumps, zig-zag purple speckled stems, and a striking green colour.  Spreads easily when disturbed, and can be difficult to eradicate when treated incorrectly.  Can cause difficulties with obtaining mortgages

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Himalayan Balsam

At around 2 metres tall, it is a very attractive plant, normally found along watercourses, grows in dense patches, and if left untreated it can take over large areas of ground within a few years.  Out-competes most other vegetation.

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Rhododendron

An attractive large evergreen shrub, with a large pink flower, but It severely impacts the biodiversity of an area by reducing numbers of worms, birds and it out-competes other plants.  Can also impact the regenerative ability of a site.

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Giant Hogweed

Easily identified due to its sheer size.  It can grow up to 5 metres tall!  If you do see this species, please take care, as contact with the sap can cause severe blistering of the skin.

 

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Buddleia

Seen on almost every waste patch of land.  The easily spread seeds have resulted in large-scale populations, and the shrub will out-compete native vegetation.  The plant can damage walls as the wind-blown seeds germinate in mortar.

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Mares Tail

Also known as Horse tail or Cwt-y-Cadno (welsh), although native to the British Isles, it is becoming more of a nuisance due to the damage it can cause to concrete or asphalt.  It is an annual plant and can grow up to 1.5 metres.