Dr Eirene Williams CEnv FCIEEM(Rtd) of Croyde has advised residents of the parish to be more aware of harmful & noxious weeds and plants that present a threat the area and/or become very hard to control.

It’s the ones growing on your land that you need to keep an eye on. While it is not an offence to allow the following ten “harmful weeds” and “invasive non-native plants” to grow on your land, it is necessary to prevent them spreading on to other people’s property or into the wild. Failure to control these species spreading from your land can result in a fine or prosecution.

The full notice with advice on how to deal with them can be found Here

These are the troublemakers:

  1. Common Ragwort Senecio jacobaea
  2. Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense
  3. Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare
  4. Broad–leaved Dock Rumex obtusifolius
  5. Curled Dock Rumex crispus
  6. Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica
  7. Himalayan Balsam
  8. Rhododendron ponticum
  9. Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum
  10. New Zealand Pigmyweed Crassula helmsi

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