Monday, October 13, 2008

Alien invaders hit the UK

BBC News

There's a good piece on the BBC News website at the moment which looks at species imported from overseas which have begun to be somewhat invasive in gardens and other areas. Species include one or two familiar names from Stave Hill and the Russia Dock Woodland.

Alien species are a problem in the UK - and invasive plants are causing some of the worst damage. Simon Ford from the National Trust shows us around the Stourhead estate in Wiltshire, pointing out some key alien invader plants that grow in gardens around the UK.

Click on the interactive picture to find out more about different types of plant.

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