Nach math a rinn an Himalayan Balsam am bliadhna?
Hasn't the Himalyan Balsam done well this year? There must have been plenty of nitrogen in the last drop or two of rain because the change over the last two days has been remarkable. The species has just gone ballistic this year up the river, the most massive growth so far perhaps. The patch in the image is down by the railway bridge and is now up to 10ft high in places and still growing. Each year it takes over more of the river bank, pushing out the native species that are essential for the healthy relationship between the ecology of the water and the life forms on the river banks. Each year complaints are made to the authorities but nothing gets done. Perhaps the Highland Council ranger mannie could make a start with a scythe before the seed-heads start popping? Or failing that perhaps oor Graham could take a day or two off from the voluntary beach litter-picking and set aboot this monster relative of the Bizzie Lizze (even with the sledgehammer you've set aside for the Regal Graham?).