Could Japanese knotweed be a medical marvel?

Usually cast as a villain by homeowners and gardeners, Japanese knotweed is currently enjoying a rare bit of positive press. New research published this week by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore has shown Japanese knotweed to be one of the most effective plant-based remedies for treating Lyme Disease.

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New Japanese knotweed guidance issued for sellers

Last week The Law Society issued a revised TA6 form, which is completed by sellers as part of the conveyancing process. There was an important change to the accompanying guidance for the Japanese knotweed question, which all buyers and sellers should be aware of.

First Japanese knotweed shoots spotted in January!

There’s always a bit of friendly competition among our team to be the first to spot new Japanese knotweed growth and, unbelievably, eagle-eyed Paul Willoughby found the first new shoots of the year in Kensington, West London just last week!

It’s extremely unusual to find any new growth in January as we don’t normally see Japanese knotweed emerge from its winter hibernation until March at the earliest.