Still Time to Beat the Balsam

Time is running out before the balsam seeds start to scatter far and wide, but we still have time to reduce the effect.

The Himalayan Balsam is in full flower and we will be seeing those seed cases ready to pop anytime now. Anything we can do to reduce the number of seeds thrown out will help protect the banks this winter and make life easier next season.

If you can find a little time when you visit the river bank please try to pull a few plants.

Best option is to pull the roots and snap the stem, then just leave them in a pile to decay. Even if you only have time to pull the roots, if it prevents seeding its a great help. If you have time to clear a clump that would be brilliant.

Every little helps. Thank you.

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