EVERY summer we get some wild plants, flowers and grasses growing on the beach.

We've seen foragers gathering samphire and botanicals to flavour their own gins from this greenery.

I take my little girl and our dogs there every day for a walk and it's beautiful.

Over the last few months the wild plants have increased, apparently due to the drainage issue on the beach, but it doesn't cause a problem, other than some people saying it looks "untidy."

Given that it’s a site of special scientific interest with mudflats and not really a buckets and spades beach, I don't see the problem with leaving it to nature.

I'd certainly rather that than have it sprayed with chemicals which have been banned by many councils.

Wirral Council themselves said they didn't want to use it anymore, but seem to have backtracked.

The options seem to be a beach with wild plants and flowers, where we can walk happily, or a beach covered in dying plants sprayed with dangerous pesticides.

Can't we just leave nature to it?

Jade Waddington, Hoylake.

  • A council spokesman said: "Weed spraying on Hoylake beach is now complete. The beach can be used as normal but we ask visitors take note of the signs advising people to exercise caution and refrain from picking vegetation until the end of August."