March 29, 2011
park team battles spread of poisonous ragwort
of Highbridge's Friends of Apex Park have this week launched a
project to halt the spread of a potentially poisonous weed.
group is concerned at the rapid growth of ragwort in Apex Park's
wild flower meadow, which is gradually taking over the area.
team are this week spraying the plant in a bid to try and halt
The group's Joyce Beard told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Friends
of Apex are battling against the growth of ragwort, which has
sprung up in the wild flower meadow."
"A sub-group under the leadership of Patrick Stokes has
been spraying the ragwort this week and we hope to get it under
Ragwort is difficult to shift if allowed to spread during the
spring and early summer. It is also poisonous to some animals,
such as horses.
Our photo shows members of The Friends of Apex Park spraying
the plants, pictured above, on Monday