Japanese knotweed makes its RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut!

To be displayed from 22nd - 26th May 2018, within the Discovery Zone at the PCS's 'Enemy Within' garden..

A rather beautiful plant with luscious, green heart-shaped leaves and dainty clusters of creamy-white flowers will be taking centre stage at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Among the show gardens of roses and peonies at this highlight of London’s social calendar, will be none other than Fallopia Japonica, better known as Japanese knotweed, displayed in all its summer flowering glory within the Discovery Zone at the PCA’s ‘Enemy Within’ garden.

The garden will showcase 14 invasive non-native plants which are currently thriving across the country, including buddleia, bamboo and montbretia as well as the infamous Japanese knotweed, delivering a strong message to visitors about the nature of invasive plants and the damage they can do. The exhibit will also provide insights, education and guidance about the plants, including identification, risk, pathways of spread, as well as control and preventative measures.

Profiling Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants at such an esteemed event is a great way to raise awareness, helping people understand what to look out for and what to do if they discover knotweed growing on or near their land. The plant grows extremely rapidly at this time of year and, depending on how much sunshine we have, it could even grow by half a metre during the show, which runs from 22nd to 26th May!

Environet Founder and MD Nic Seal, said “I’m delighted to see Japanese knotweed taking centre stage at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Not only will it help raise awareness and educate people about knotweed, but it’s also actually a rather beautiful plant, despite its ugly reputation!”

To find out more about Japanese knotweed please get in touch with Environet today on 01932 868 700.

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