It was time for Chris to don on his waders and to go into battle! It was a massive undertaking and he had to cut off sections of the monster root system in order to be able to lift them out. Sadly, this was when he discovered that he had mistakenly picked up the old leaky waders - not the shiny new pair! He filled 5 wheelbarrows (2 of which were very large wheelbarrows) with its weighty root system. All of the barrows were too heavy for me to lift.
Upon hearing of yesterday's exploits, we were contacted by our neighbours. To cut a long story short, we invaded the compost heap and retrieved most of the water lily root sections filling large numbers of plastic trugs, loaded them into a car for rehoming in their newly dredged lake!! The monster lives on! We look forward to James sharing pictures of its new home.