Japanese Knotweed

The "lovely Ingrid" on the Japanese plant tying up house builds and roads

“The Lovely Ingrid” joined George Hook on High Noon today to discuss the Japanese plant that is tying up house builds and roads.

Japanese Knotweed is regarded by many as one of the most invasive and undesirable plants in Western Europe.

It is resistant to most weed killers, devoid of natural enemies and capable of aggressive re-growth from tiny remnants of its root system. In fact it has been known to grow up through several meters of concrete and even when burnt in a barrel, the shoots re-emerge the following year.

Listen back here - Including George's confusion over his wife’s professional title!