I was down at the nature reserve this morning and I was struck by how much Himalayan Balsam there was this year.( I hope I have the I.D. correct, I am not very good on plants)..There seems to be masses of pink all over the River Arrow at the moment, which whilst looking nice, I believe it is an invasive foreign introduction. although I do not know whether it does much harm.
I have posted some pics of the River Arrow bordering the nature reserve showing some of the
Himalayan Balsam, also a close up pic. I hope I have the I.D. correct or I will have to rewrite this post LOL please click on the pics for a larger image. Also I apologise about the type jumping all over the place, for some reason I cannot get the type to justify properly.