Have you got it?

It’s certainly a question that draws some interesting responses. It affects people across the entire country, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion or trade – and we’re not talking about STDs (or coronavirus for that matter). There’s another unpopular visitor currently affecting over a million households in the UK, and that’s Japanese knotweed.

Don’t let Japanese knotweed add to delays on site

Long and costly delays on site have always been the stuff of nightmares for developers but now many across the country find themselves in the midst of a prolonged period of uncertainty over development schedules. But even where construction work has ceased due to Covid-19, there’s one job that developers should tackle now and that’s Japanese knotweed which is well into its rapid spring growth phase.

Careful what you compost!

One of the good things to come out of the current lockdown is that we’re rapidly turning into a nation of composters, according to the Royal Horticultural Society.

They have reported a surge in interest in home composting advice since the lockdown as councils curb garden waste collections, with a 500% increase in views of the page ‘how to compost’ in the first nine days of lockdown compared to the same dates last year.