Invasive plants take root

More invasive plants found in Honiton.

The invasive plant Himalayan Balsam has been found growing high up in the Gissage Valley, a Honiton Town councillor has warned.

Councillor Roy Coombs told fellow councillors last week that he had discovered the plant growing in an area of the Gissage, which has previously been unaffected.

He said: “It is destroying the native wild flowers.

“Something is going to have to be looked at next year.”


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He feared areas that had been free of the invasive plant could become infected.

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