Category: Invasive Plants

Giant Hogweed: How to spot the ‘UK’s most dangerous plant’ in your garden.

Despite its attractive appearance, giant hogweed is an invasive and dangerous plant species, which is harmful to both humans and the natural habitat.

Giant Hogweed is commonly found in British gardens and along riverbanks and can reach up to 20 feet high. It is dangerous to humans as it causes major irritation to the skin due to the toxins in the sap. It can be easily mistaken for cow parsley, …

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Japanese Knotweed and Property: New Guidance

Property valuers have scrapped a rule that determines whether Japanese knotweed is a threat to property.

Earlier this year, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) issued new guidance regarding the distance the invasive species is considered a threat to buildings.

Previously, valuers were advised to regard Japanese knotweed as a threat if it was less than 7 metres from a property.

The body now believes that the risk was

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