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  • Enter at your Peril! Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

    Each week, the Survey Team at Japanese Knotweed Solutions venture out to sites all over the UK – some of which include derelict buildings, churches, wooded areas etc. So, with the Halloween theme in mind, we decided to share some of our more disturbing sites we have visited in recent years!

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  • Halloween Tales - Staying away…. Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

    Staying away is part of the job when dealing with invasive non-native species, so I spend a fair amount of my time in various hotels around the country. I’ve stayed in good hotels and I’ve stayed in bad hotels, I’ve had good food and I’ve had bad food….and over the years I have refined where I stay to a fairly short list of ‘approved’ venues. If I’m in Manchester I stay at the ‘Lowry Hotel’, if in London I stay at the ‘Royal Park’, if in Cardiff I stay at the ‘St David’s’ and when I’m in Scotland it’s ‘Number 1 Devonshire Gardens’. Before I start this tale, I should state that I am not one given to vivid flights of imagination and I also don’t scare particularly easily…

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  • Scary Stuff Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

    Suzanne has just asked me to write a scary blog for the Halloween newsletter, I thought of all sorts of topics but ended up thinking that the scariest thing I ever come across are… dodgy contractors. So perhaps make sure that this Halloween you don’t get conned by some ‘trick or treat’ company putting one over on you?

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  • Invasive Species Compendium… Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    Did you even know there was such a thing as the ‘Invasive Species Compendium’…? Do you even know what it is…? Do you even know what an ‘invasive Species’ is…I’m assuming you do otherwise you wouldn’t be on this website? The ‘Invasive Species Compendium’ (ISC) is a world-wide encyclopaedic resource that combines science based information to support the decision making in invasive species management. We in the UK have over 2800 invasive non-native species present in our green and pleasant land all of which...

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