I’m sure you’ve noticed, but just in case you haven’t, the grass is back on Hoylake beach.
The growth of and battle with spartina grass on Hoylake beach is nothing new of course. I’ve featured it several times over the years on Hoylake Junction. Previous eradication efforts have included:
My understanding is that Wirral Council had a permit to use herbicide sprays on the grass as required until 2015. As that was obviously two years ago I wonder what the current plan is (if any)? I think the last time the grass was treated was five years ago in 2012?
Regular contributors Frank and John (John pictured above) have been having a laugh pretending to cut the beach grass with a Flymo (at least I hope they were pretending as electric and water don’t play nicely!). But they highlight the fact that the grass is certainly back.
Some believe the grass should be left to grow naturally, others think it can and should be managed.
So, does anyone know what, if any, are the current plans? Has there been a decision to leave it alone?
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