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is bindweed poisonous

Bindweed is a type of plant that contains poisonous alkaloids. This means it's a real problem for other plants because it's capable of outgrowing them and taking all the sunlight, nutrients, and water for itself. But is it a threat to humans or animals? Today we're going to learn all about bindweed and answer the question - is bindweed poisonous?


japanese knotweed

We're sure you've seen lots of these news stories over the year, but today we're bringing you a report from the BBC, detailing how a homeowner in Bristol has been fined £18,000 for failing to get rid of Japanese knotweed that was growing in the garden! This is a tale we see all too often here at Taylor Total Weed Control. Homeowners purchase a property and don't really know what Japanese knotweed is or what to look for. To find out what happened to this homeowner in Bristol, just keep reading...


Russian Vine Fallopia aubertii plant growing

Russian vine, also sometimes referred to as the ‘mile a minute plant’, is an species native to areas of Asia. After being introduced to the UK in the late 1800’s, it quickly made its way into the ‘wild’ and has since flourished as an invasive species.

As suggested by its Latin name, fallopia aubertii (baldschuanica), Russian vine is related to Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica). This close relation is where Russian vine gets its incredible growing speeds, and other similar physical similarities.


tall growth of giant hogweed - 5 facts about giant hogweed

Giant Hogweed - or to call it by its official name, Heraleum mantegazzianum - is an invasive species that can be found across various regions of the United Kingdom.

Compared to some other invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed doesn’t really get much time in the spotlight. However, that doesn’t mean that giant hogweed isn’t worth learning about, especially if you think there may be an infestation in your area.


Japanese knotweed plant - RICS scrapped 7 metre japanese knotweed rule

RICS (the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors) offer professional guidance that is used by all manner of people when evaluating a knotweed infestation, among other issues. RICS are a globally recognised professional body, and they develop and enforce international standards to protect the safety and well being of customers and businesses alike.

RICS updates their guidance regularly to ensure that their advice is relevant, and one of their most recent knotweed-related updates has caused quite a stir.


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