Category: Invasive Plants

Light Giant Hogweed stems

Dealing with Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed is ‘the most dangerous plant’ in Britain. And it’s hardly surprising when you see what its sap can do!

Last week, Northern Ireland’s regional burns unit reported seeing a rise in cases associated with the plant. Earlier this year, a baby was badly burned when she came into contact with its sap.

Giant Hogweed is among a number of invasive species that threaten the existence of native plants. …

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Japanese Knotweed is difficult to remove

What you need to know about removing Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is the scourge of house buyers, sellers and construction companies. Not only does the aggressive invasive species damage foundations, removal can be difficult. It can also reduce the value of houses by thousands.

Tradespeople comparison site HaMuch.com revealed earlier this year that if the perennial weed is found when a house is being sold, it can reduce the value by £23,530 on average!

For construction companies, the discovery …

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