The Battle with the Weeds at Kew Bush
The job of removing exotic plants from Kew Bush has been going on for over 20 years. In the early stages holly was threatening to dominate much of the area, having spread from early holly hedges planted around the hospital grounds. Other species planted in those early days were sycamore and ivy, which again have been attacked for a number of years. Over the last couple of seasons the work has focused on other pest plants also found there, often the result of dumping of garden rubbish - montbretia and aluminium weed, or bird spread - chilean flame creeper, barberry and blackberry. The battle with weeds is an ongoing one, however congrats to the team at Kew Bush who have made a great effort to improve the health of this wonderful forest remnant on the Southland Hospital grounds. Check out the Friends of Kew Bush Facebook page and join in the good work here.
Posted on: Sunday, 1 October 2023