You can read in this newspaper article what a devastating effect having the weed in your garden can cause here
certificate and who is licensed with the Environment Agency to carry waste.
The Environment Agency have produced a code of practise for dealing with Knot Weed and you can read it here
Garden Chief have all the necessary paperwork to deal with your knotweed so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you think you have a weed problem.
On my travels around Staffordshire and the West Midlands i visit hundreds of gardens monthly, but today i came across a rarity, Japanese Knotweed in a domestic setting.
Now this is not rare in Cannock but it’s usually found on railway sidings or by the sides of main roads, not usually in tranquil gardens.
I shall be spraying this with pesticide once the leaves are fully formed and it reaches a descent height. So if anyone wants Knotweed eradication in the Cannock or Lichfield area please fell free to call Gardenchief and
It’s nearly the Bank holiday here in Cannock and summer has arrived. This week has been very busy for Gardenchief fulfilling new contracts for the new season.
I have taken on a new member of staff this week which has been a revelation to me, a case of having to due to due to my workload.
Anyone out there needing quotes for work will need to book early and i’ll do my best to accommodate your needs.
Last year my tulips were in full flower by the end of April – we
Indeed yesterday i passed my CS38 City and Guilds assessment, this enables me to climb trees professionally and to be insured to do it.
As part of the assessment i need to prove i can perform aerial rescue to aid fellow tree climbers that may have an injury, i passed this competently
I can now carry out tree work in the local Cannock area and beyond
At the end of this month i’m starting my CS39 training and hope to pass this too.
Cold weather does not mean that all outdoor gardening must end. The gardens here in Cannock aren’t looking their best, but now is a good time for some of those garden jobs that will help you be better prepared for spring.
For starters, clean up the perennials and leaves that you allowed to remain, whether as food for the birds or to add some winter interest to your garden. Cut back ornamental grasses, and such. This will help alleviate compaction that occurs during the winter months. And you do not
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is very concerned about the spread of ash dieback disease in the UK. Ash trees, as hedgerow and field trees, are an important feature in our landscape and also a key component of ecologically unique woodlands that support rare species.
We welcome the five point plan* for addressing ash die back (Chalara fraxinea) in the short-term, issued by Secretary of State Owen Paterson on November 9.
Paul Wilkinson, The Wildlife Trusts’ Head of Living Landscapes, said: “We are reassured by this statement and the specific reference to the importance
Here in Cannock us gardeners are have a rest but there is a hard frost today and the next few days look like being the same, so what about the birds?
Providing food for birds is one of the most helpful things you can do for your garden visitors, so long as you are thoughtful with your feeding.
The RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology both suggest feeding birds all year round.
However, it is suggested that feeding birds during the colder months should be a priority.
Dawn and dusk are the key