Our homes are under threat from a Japanese knotweed invasion – it's like The Day of the Triffids | The Sun

HOMES are under threat from a Japanese knotweed invasion likened to The Day of the Triffids.

It is creeping towards them from a nearby park.

And homeowners fear the plant, which can grow 10cm a day, will hit property values.

Retired gardener Dennis Hodson lives in a £200,000 bungalow backing on to the park in Worcester.

The 73-year-old said: “The knotweed has gone rampant and it’s coming up in our gardens.

“It’s a bit of a nightmare.”

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Another resident added: “The knotweed just keeps getting closer.

“It’s like a scene from The Day of the Triffids.”

Worcester council says it plans to kill off the park weeds.

Knotweed was introduced from Japan as an ornamental plant in 1825 but it can undermine the foundations of houses.

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