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The future is pink ...

It occurred to me, as I walked along a local river bank with a friend a couple of weeks ago, that anyone under the age of about 30 probably has little idea why ecologists make such a fuss about Himalayan balsam (see… 531 more words

CABI releases rust fungus to control invasive weed, Himalayan balsam

From today, not-for-profit research organization, CABI, will be releasing a rust fungus at locations in Berkshire, Cornwall and Middlesex as part of field trials to control the non-native, invasive weed Himalayan balsam ( 409 more words

Himalayan Balsam

Balsam Update

It’s been a Summer of Balsam Bashing and the efforts of the volunteers is being noticed.

A lady walked past us today and commented on how much less balsam she is noticing around the park as she walks her dog.   161 more words

Volunteering At Bryngarw Park

Repel Invaders - Dimbath

The Glamorgan Rivers Trust is working with communities around Blackmill to clear the entire Dimbath valley of invasive plants – REPEL INVADERS.  They will be holding two balsam bashing sessions a day between 10 am and 4pm and an evening session between 5.30pm and 8pm every day starting from Saturday, 16th August until the end of the month. 152 more words


All's well that ends well

Today’s guest picture is the result of the purchase by my younger son of a 50mm prime lens for his camera with his birthday money.  When he told me about it, I assumed that he was going to be taking striking street photographs of Edinburgh but oddly enough, he had a different aim in mind.   835 more words


Controlling Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam is now a widespread problem throughout the UK. It is mainly found on river banks and areas of damp ground. Where it does grow it tends to colonise densely, therefore supressing the native plants in that area. 499 more words

Himalayan Balsam (sort of)

We had a power interruption for six hours today. Something to do with the need to lop branches from trees and they had to turn us off while they did it. 343 more words