Week 3 – Broom

Monday, April 27 – Sunday, May 3

With weekend rain, the ground should be nice and soft to hand-pull thousands of small Broom plants out this week. Use a mattock to get the bigger ones.

And then pile them up and burn the bastards!

There are two Brooms – Cape Broom and English Broom. The Cape variety has the softer leaves, while the English version is more twiggy and harsh.

If you’ve got Broom on your place, it’s going to take many years to get rid of because it’s already dropped seed into the ground. The trick is come back every year and remove the new ones before they are old enough to seed.

It’s simple to do. It just takes time and disciple.

We have six 2013 maps showing infestations in Blackwood (although you don’t have to look very far to find these guys!).

Barry’s Reef Cape Broom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgvi642c6b0dx6j/CapeBroom_BarrysReef2013.pdf?dl=0

Barry’s Reef English Broom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9f72uomhw36tlxt/EnglishBroom_BarrysReef2013.pdf?dl=0

Blackwood East Cape Broom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l8vsej1n474zoh5/CapeBroom_BlackwoodEast2013.pdf?dl=0

Blackwood East English Broom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/84k0ui1d3ojrftp/EnglishBroom_BlackwoodEast2013.pdf?dl=0

Blackwood West Cape Broom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/91u2fchuscgs4cc/CapeBroom_BlackwoodWest2013.pdf?dl=0

Blackwood West English Broom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8t97j8qicnorx9p/EnglishBroom_BlackwoodWest2013.pdf?dl=0

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