Gardening without invasive plants
Plants are vital for our health and the environment. They improve air quality, boost our mood, improve our resilience to climate change, and provide a home for wildlife. Many of the plants in our gardens and ponds are not native to Britain – they have been introduced from all over the world by people. While non-native plants can add much to a garden, some may become invasive causing problems in the garden and the wider environment. Although only a small minority of non-native plants become invasive, the impact they can have is extensive and may be irreversible.