March was Blackberry month.
While visiting Sydneysiders flocked to see the last of the waning Pink Flannel Flowers along Narrow Neck, the Narrow Neck Bushcare group had other priorities in mind.
With the growing season rapidly coming to an end, it was important to treat a large patch of Blackberry on the roadside before winter arrived.
We trimmed the long Blackberry canes to allow easier access and removed and carefully placed any berries in our weed seed bags. Then we could begin the scraping of the stem followed by a quick application of glyphosate.
The Blackberry was just at the start of Glenraphael Drive and within chatting distance of the National Parks and Wildlife ranger stationed at the roadhead managing the foot and car traffic flocking to Flannel Flower viewing.
Next month we will finish the attack of the Blackberry before winter arrives. See you from 9am to noon on the 1st Saturday of the month!