Nic Seal, Environet Managing Director, interviewed on BBC Sussex Breakfast Radio Show.

A great end to a week of coverage across the national and regional BBC!

Nic Seal was interviewed, live, on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Radio Show on Friday 28 July 2017. Presenter Neil Pringle conducted the interview. Neil hosts the daily show and takes an active interest in covering the local and national news.

The interview started with a review by BBC Environment Correspondent Yvette Austin of the Environet led news story featured extensively across the BBC media outlets this week.

Environet feature on BBC Breakfast 27 July 2017.

July is a great month for Environet on the BBC!

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was featured on the network's flagship show BBC Breakfast which has a daily audience of 6.5 million.

During the bulletin Environet were taking part exclusively in a Japanese knotweed feature.

Environet feature on BBC South East Today lunchtime and evening news.

July continues to be a great month for media exposure!

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was featured on the BBC South East Today lunchtime and evening News on 26 July 2017.

During the main bulletins Environet were featured exclusively in a piece entitled "Knotweed Trials".

A brief history of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed – A brief history in time.

So you may have, or may have just discovered, Japanese knotweed on your property.

Whilst Japanese knotweed continues to grab headlines in the media, in this month’s 2nd blog we thought we would take a look at the history of Japanese knotweed to look at how we got to where we are today.

Japanese knotweed on property being sold

Identifying Japanese knotweed correctly

Japanese knotweed can be tricky to identify, even if you do know what to look for. 

With leaves resembling bindweed and canes similar to bamboo it is no wonder it is often misidentified or missed entirely. 

Property surveyors are increasingly under pressure to identify knotweed as it can have a massive impact on the value of your home, if left untreated. Japanese knotweed is often described as the UK’s most destructive plant, which means lenders will often refuse finance on affected properties unless a management plan is in place. 

Bindweed - a plant often mistaken for Japanese knotweed

Plants commonly mistaken for Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed can halt mortgage applications, so it’s important it’s identified correctly. 

A lot of the calls we receive are from anxious homeowners and potential buyers, who have spotted a suspicious looking plant that has grown rapidly, wasn’t there last year and they’ve been told by a friend that it may be knotweed.