Friday, 20 May 2011
IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY ?
The Park authorities regularly go round the edges of the paths with weed killer, and I can see the point of that.
But did they have to go round the beautiful tree trunk?? Admittedly it is the tree trunk that they cut off 20ft up from the ground, and they haven't gone round the 'living' trees, but it looks so awful. And unnecessary.
They've gone along the edge of the culverted stream too. I suppose the lad was given the sprayer and told to do the edges!!
And they've gone along the bottom of our fence where our garden meets the park. They do this all along the boundary, but there are only 4 houses which have the hedge behind the fence, and they kill all the lovely 'weeds' growing there. The ones with fences behind the hedge don't suffer, and the grass etc just grows naturally.
It will all grow up again, you can't keep nature down, but it does make a messy looking place.
However, parts of the park are lovely. these are gorgeous blue irises by the lake. there are wild yellow ones growing at the muddy side, but they are a bit difficult to photograph.