More Himalayan Balsam, this time by the river.
I'm now confused as to whether this plant is a pest or a Good Thing. On the one hand it's running rampant and smothering our smaller native species, on the other hand (apparently) it's good for bees because it flowers late when all the other nectar bearing flowers are finished.
I love all the colourful toys they have in this local gift shop. I used to buy little gifts for my nephew and niece here. Sadly they're much too old now, but At last my little granddaughter is the right age to be able to play with such things.