Friday, 19 September 2008

Invasion coming to an end soon

The blog also needs a note to say that the horrid Japanese Knotweed (middle pic) will be dealt with soon in the meadow. We also have lots of Himalayan Balsam (aka 'Policeman's Helmet', top, with bee inside, and bottom pics), which is much prettier than the knotweed but just as invasive and can be destructive (erodes the ground its on) - it is also a lot easier to take out by hand, which was a task a handful of us did the other week in one area, but there's still lots to do there as well.