I live on the coast. In front of my house are dunes covered mostly in muehlenbeckia, rushes, ferns, a few flaxes and small native shrubs.

Growing through these are some non-native grasses, a wild sweet pea and a German ivy.

These are fast-growing weeds and die down in the summer when it is dry.

However, several times a year, the council employs a contractor to spray vast areas of these dunes.


In my view, it is a fruitless exercise. The weeds always return, the natives which have been here for thousands of years, get knocked back.

The spray kills little

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