Yep, Himalayan balsam, invasive weed. Taking over parts of the countryside at quite an alarming rate, there’s tons of it round our way.
**** Buddhist plants……coming over here and destroying our countryside……wot about our native weeds eh?….poor buggers don’t stand a chance to get a foothold wi mr fancy pants Himalayan Balsam growing so high n’ mighty wi it’s oh-so nice fragrance……**** off back to the Himalaya you ****!.Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
And once growing, Himalayan balsam can proliferate at a fearsome rate. Each plant produces an average of about 800 seeds, which means that a dense mass of the plants can contain a potential 30,000 seeds per square metre. And the explosive fruit pods can project the seeds several metres. So entertaining can it be to see the pods “pop” that it has even been marketed as a novelty for children – “Mr Noisy’s Exploding Plant” – once sold by, among other outlets, Birmingham Botanical Gardens.rockhopperbikeSubscriber
maccruiskeen – Member
what does notifiable mean?-
It means its your duty to notify the authorities if you come across it. Certain invasive weeds, pests and infectious diseases are classed as notifiable.
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Cheers- will have a word with owner- its popping up in some of our garden now 😕Posted 4 years ago
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