We have a problem at the site with two invasive plants: Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam.
The Japanese Knotweed is concentrated on the bank in the northeast corner of the site. It is very difficult to remove and should be treated by experts. The Council will spray in July. If you find Japanese Knotweed on your plot, will you please let Gordon Lorimer know.
The Himalayan Balsam was probably brought into the site by floodwater. It spreads when the ripe seed pods explode. It is shallow rooted and can be easily removed by pulling up individual plants. If you find Himalayan Balsam on your plot, please pull it up before the seed pods ripen.