At this time of the year, many people are spending time enjoying and improving the garden. Whether you are going to places like this wholesale plants provider to add to your garden, or you are doing repairs and maintenance work to improve the garden, summer is the time to be out in the garden.
Of course, when you are in the garden, something that many people discover is that as well as the plants that they have put in there, there may also be some unwanted residents in the garden too. Here are some of the most problematic garden invaders that you might come across in the garden…
Bamboo – Although many people like to grow bamboo as an ornamental plant, it can wreak havoc if left unchecked. The best way to grow it is in pots, as this prevents it from spreading and causing damage to the surrounding area. It is able to lift concrete and therefore can put foundations and pipes underground at risk.
Japanese Knotweed – Probably the worst thing that you can have in the garden, this invasive plant needs the help of experts to fully ensure that it is eradicated. It is not something that you want in the garden that’s for sure. You also need to be careful about disposal, as it is a criminal offence to introduce Japanese knotweed to the environment anywhere in the UK, and you could also have issues selling your home if you have it present in your garden.
Russian Vine – This climbing plant is a problem for gardeners all over the UK. Because it is such a prolific climber it can take over quickly and it damages and kills other plants that happen to be in its path. Part of the problem with controlling it is the speed at which it grows, meaning that you have to be ultra vigilant to make sure that you control and contain this plant.
Jerusalem Artichoke – These pretty plants might look enticing, but you should think carefully if you are planning to plant them in the garden, as they have a habit of spreading rapidly and taking over. Because they have tubers underground, they can be very difficult to eradicate fully. When you have these in the garden, you can keep them under control by pulling out new shoots as soon as you see them emerging to stop the spread.