You may have seen the signs on the roadside about getting rid of the weedy wattle, Sydney golden wattle, (Acacia longifolia) taking over Mangawhai. The bright yellow flowers now make it easy to spot. Wattle is in the pea family and has the effect of adding nitrogen to the soil. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]
Weed action is always looking for volunteers, please get in touch if you would like to join in on weed action volunteers days.
If you would like advice to assist with weeds on your own property get in touch to learn how we can help out.
Next Weed Action at Kainui St Reserve 24th July 2021. … [Read more...]
Northland Regional Council is running weed workshops again this year. Check out the dates and register for your place. … [Read more...]
Weed Action has more opportunities for locals (and regular visitors) to create a better environment. If you want to get involved, meet new people or just get out in the fresh air with a purpose, contact Sara on 0220104092. Kainui St Reserve in Mangawhai is having its first neighbourhood Weed … [Read more...]
Its beautiful estuary, a great surf beach, the sandspit with its special terns and dotterels and the wonderful natural environment combine to make Mangawhai the place to be. Unfortunately, parts of these special places are becoming overrun with garden plants that have ‘jumped the fence’ since early … [Read more...]
PBL newsletter Mar 2021 … [Read more...]
In England agapanthus are a prized garden plant with their showy blue or white flowers in summer. In Northland, many people see them spreading and are alarmed enough to get rid of them! This can be quite a mission! Many people cut off the seed heads as soon as the flowers have finished which … [Read more...]
Tree privet cream-coloured flowers are making a great show along Cove Rd at the moment. We have tagged a few with pink tape to make it easy for people to spot them. These trees make for a miserable summer for many with allergies. While people are not usually allergic to privet, the scent of privet … [Read more...]
Pat Neems of Wyatt's Landscaping Supplies and weed action members, John Hawley and Belinda Vernon with Weed Action Piroa - Brynderwyns co-ordinator, Sara Brill A free invasive weed disposal bin will be available in Mangawhai from Labour Weekend to the end of November for anyone who has a patch of … [Read more...]