Times Investigation into Network Rail and Japanese Knotweed

Earlier this week The Times newspaper published the results of an investigation into the failure of Network Rail to protect homeowners living near railways infested with knotweed, who are unable to sell their homes.

Following a Freedom of Information request, The Times learned that Network Rail had received 11,000 complaints about Japanese knotweed since 2011, including more than 6,000 complaints that the plant was spreading on to private property.

Gardeners’ World

Our Japanese knotweed heatmap, Exposed, has really taken off since its launch in spring this year and we’re delighted to see it featuring in the news pages of the current issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine!