With developers grabbing every bit of land they can here in the south east our wildlife are having a pretty rough time of surviving and one of the places that they can survive in peace are our allotment sites.
or so you would think.
on the site i am on i have seen, in recent years, slowworms field mice the return of the thrush and other small wildlife all going about their life.
I watch our bird life and enjoy the antics of our bigger birds such as the crows and Pigeons ,plus the antics of the squirrels so what does our council do.
finding out that there was a bit of knotweed on the site they sent in the heavy mob who duly arrived and proceded to spray everything within six foot of this solitary piece of knotweed with a very strong weedkiller.
the job took two men an hour i could have taken my spade and dug it out in five minutes without any danger to our wildlife or floral life.
I SAY ALLOTMENT SITES SHOULD BE WEEDKILLER FREE ZONES., starting with mine.