We can-knot stop Japanese invasion say gardeners!

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A KIRKINTILLOCH village has been invaded by a plant which can grow through roads and concrete!

Japanese Knotweed has been found on the southern bank of the River Luggie in the Waterside area of Kirkintilloch.

East Dunbartonshire Council chiefs have said they will act if it spreads to council-owned land, but Waterside Community Council members fear there is no practical way of getting rid of it for good.

Community council chairman Bill Lapping said: “It’s a case of leaving it well alone.

“From what I now know about the plant there is no known immediate cure.

“To eradicate it completely would take a number of years and cost a mountain of money and there just isn’t the funding at the moment.

“We are by no means the only community affected and at least our knotweed is reasonably well contained and fenced-off.”