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Late Balsam.

Sunrise: 06.46 Sunset: 07.20

Himalayan balsam is by far the most numerous bloom attracting our nectar and pollen gathering insects at this time of year..

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve

Wisley Through the Back Door

We went to Wisley flower show today on the basis of a good weather forecast. Good journey on the M25, but on arrival found that all overflow carparks were choc a bloc, and ended up directed into large playing fields at Wisley village – there’s an access gate into the RHS gardens over the road. 107 more words

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CABI releases rust fungus to control invasive weed, Himalayan balsam

Sunrise: 06.23 Sunset: 07.53

Some potentially good news….

26 August 2014 – 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 (Impatiens glandulifera) using natural means. 558 more words

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve

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

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

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