A bruising day's work!

July 27, 2021

When asked last week what would I be doing on my week off-work, I replied "a spot of weeding" .... perhaps I should have mentioned there was just under 4 acres to do!


This was on the Home Reserve at Rochdale where the site has seen a massive spread of Himalayam Balsam throughout much of the land. Although the plant itself prevents no physical danger to the reserve residents, it does crowd out all other growth on the reserve floor through blocking light to the ground and it grows very tall and densely.


A huge thank you to Andrew Evans for assisting me today - and coming all the way over from Marsden specifically for this task too; we achieved a huge amount and he spotted one of our well-camouflaged residents too. At least we managed to finish 'this' shift before the thunderstorms and downpours arrived!


Nigel

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