AUGUST 2013 WORKING BEE REPORT - MELINGA TO NORWOOD FORESHORE

A nice relaxing, sunny and social morning was enjoyed by seven volunteers as we made our way from Melinga Place through to Norwood Avenue foreshore. We dealt with small seedlings, most of which could be hand-pulled, including boneseed, canary broom, briar, blackberry, cotoneaster and the odd South Australian invasive wattle (Acacia pycnantha) and South African cape wattle. Also dealt with two large fennel plants on the Melinga Beach foreshore. And pondered what to do with the steadily marching vinca (blue periwinkle) on the foreshore - an infestation that now extends across one entire house block - from track to water's edge. Vinca is notoriously difficult to remove - especially on a steep slope - a job for Council we think.... Thanks to all who attended.