Alan Titchmarsh gives Japanese Knotweed advice


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Alan Titchmarsh, the acclaimed gardener, recently gave Japanese knotweed advice at the BBC Gardeners' World Live show.

Alan Titchmarsh, whose television series ‘Love Your Garden' is currently being shown on ITV1 on a Tuesday night, said that the best time to tackle Japanese knotweed is in the summer when it is flowering. Alan Titchmarsh's Japanese knotweed advice is to chop it to ground level and that the best time to spray the Japanese knotweed is when it starts to re-grow.

Further Japanese knotweed advice

During Japanese knotweed treatment it is important that you remove the entire root system as Japanese knotweed can grow back from a piece the size of a fingernail. Titchmarsh suggests that once you have cut down the Japanese knotweed you contact your local council to find out how to dispose of it safely as the law states that it cannot be dumped or placed in a normal compost heap.

Titchmarsh goes onto suggest if it close to encroaching on your land from a neighbour's property then it is an idea to place a tough, impenetrable membrane deep into the ground so that the Japanese knotweed cannot get onto your land. This membrane would have to go 2m deep into the ground so that the Japanese knotweed does not get underneath it.

The Rotter's Japanese knotweed advice

Les Meikle, a.k.a, The Rotter from Wise Property Care gave his own Japanese knotweed advice and said that "if you suspect you have Japanese knotweed in your garden then it is very important that you don't cause it to spread. This often happens when people cut the weed down and do not remove all the cuttings. Even a small Japanese knotweed cutting can grow into a whole new plant."

Speak to a Japanese knotweed specialist

If you require further Japanese knotweed advice or suspect you have Japanese knotweed in your garden then contact Wise Knotweed Solutions on 0808 231 9218.

Alternatively, you can email Wise Knotweed Solutions online using the contact form.

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