With the weather starting to improve (fingers crossed!) and everything starting to grow once again, it can only mean one thing for Team GG……. Pesky Plant Pulling (known to all as PPP). This week we were working on the stream that runs to the west of the Donkey Sanctuary at Wroxall, a site we have visited many times in the past (see the numerous "back issues" of this blog). At this venue, the pesky plant we are concerned about is Himalayan Balsam - (see this link for details Himalayan balsam/RHS Gardening - Royal Horticultural Society ). At this time of the year the plants are still very small and rather difficult to spot but….. if they are not pulled now, when we return in a few weeks time they will be head height! This was a well attended session allowing comprehensive coverage of the stream and resulting in many piles of uprooted plants stacked along the banks of the stream. Well done everyone.
Martin came across the "bug" pictured above (thanks for the photo Linda). Any suggestions as to what it might be?
Many thanks to Mark for the photos this week.