Although at common law an occupier of land is under no duty to an adjoining occupier to cut thistles naturally growing on his land so as to prevent them seeding on the adjoining land1, an occupier of land2 may be required to take action to prevent the spread of spear thistle3, creeping or field thistle4, curled dock5, broad-leaved dock6, ragwort7, and such additional weeds as the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers may by regulations prescribe8. If satisfied that there are injurious weeds of any of these kinds growing upon any land, the Secretary of State, the Welsh
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