Japanese knotweed and other non-native plants

Dealing with non-native plants

What do I do about non-native plants in my garden?

If you think you have a non-native plant growing in your garden, you should deal with it as quickly as possible. Early identification and treatment means that you will have a smaller problem to deal with.

You may want to discuss this with your neighbours so that they can check their gardens and treat any plants they have at the same time.

What do I do if my neighbours have non-native plants in their garden?

You should discuss this with your neighbour and encourage them to begin treatment, especially if it threatens to spread to your property.

How do I treat non-native plants?

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website offers guidance on how to treat Japanese knotweed and other non-native plants.