On a recent visit to the banks of the Umgeni, it was decided that an autumn bramble and wattle spraying would be difficult in view of the rank growth of summer.  The Umgeni was blessed with good summer rains, and has flushed and scoured beautifully, leaving gravel runs free of silt, and the river running clear and full.

Contractor Jabulani Mthalane’s advice was sought, and the plan is to wait until the bramble is in flower in November 2018, when both bramble and germinated wattles will be sprayed.


Jabulani surveys the banks at Stoneycroft, which were cleared of mature wattle trees in November 2017.