Broom is as broom does

Broom is only doing what broom does best — and who but man is to blame for a scarred landscape where Broom can flourish out of control?

Every country seems to have its pet problems.

In the U.K., it’s the decimation of its wild birds due to domestic cats and dogs running loose during the nesting season. In France, it’s the spread of English; but neither country seems worried about broom.

They have it on their golf courses plus it has been planted extensively along some highways and on embankments to stop erosion; for example, the M24 west of Toulouse and the A85 west of Toures.

We noticed patches of it all the way through Dordogne. Somehow, it doesn’t seem to deter the tourists.

New Zealand, with its millions of acres of open pastureland, depends heavily on its exports of lamb, wool and butter. So it is in a different league when it comes to the spread of Broom.

Seems most of the scaremongering about broom has been spread by a small group.

Broom is only doing what broom does best — and who but man is to blame for a scarred landscape where Broom can flourish out of control?

Julie Flaherty

Qualicum Beach