Saturday, 8 August 2009

Balsam Bash: Part Two

We initiated another full-blown assault on the remaining Himalayan Balsam at Minnowburn today. Most of it was on a steep bank close to the road off old Shaw's Bridge.

At least it is easy stuff to uproot manually.

We ate our packed lunches at the warden's office; and then we ambled over to the allotments behind the office in order to admire the holders' handiwork. The National Trust's Minnowburn allotments seem to have been a resounding success. Plans are already afoot for a permanent gazebo with natural wooden roof tiles; and a poly-tunnel.

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