Vaynor G.Hogweed Update

It is 2 weeks since I was last in the Vaynor area and at that time I noticed that there were signs of new G.Hogweed growth appearing, in spite of our efforts to clear it in May.
Today I took another look at the site, expecting to find a lot of pretty large plants, but to my amazement, it was not the case.
Admittedly, there is a lot of G.Hogweed present, but most of the plants that I saw are very spindly and weak looking. This makes me wonder if they are re-growth from last years clearance efforts, which have been weakened by being cut down before setting seeds.
If this is the case, then it is encouraging to think that over a period of time we might stand a chance of controlling this pest in our area.
In the meantime, we need to organise another clearance session, while the river is low and before they start setting seed.

Weakened G.Hogweed

Weakened G.Hogweed

Litter picking

So much for my hard work litter picking on Wednesday this last week. Today, I could have picked up another bagful to jon the three I already have. Is it because there are not enough bins or are folks that lazy? Sue Newham is putting my name forward to be a Councillor, so I might be able to tackle the problem through that.