When we first moved to our present home the garden was in need of lots of care and attention. We have steadily changed the shape and the planting and discovered which plants suit our situation and which don't. We now have mostly perennials and are always adding new plants. Always tempted by something new and then wonder how we can fit it in but working out a new combination of shapes and colours is what makes gardening interesting.
One of our main problems years ago was how to get rid of the ground elder that kept on appearing despite digging and spraying. Then by chance I planted Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersen's variety in one area. It clumped up and spread quickly and the young ground elder shoots were smothered and never reappeared in that bed. I also loved the geranium's aromatic leaves. So I split it up and planted more in other areas that had ground elder and the same happened. I now have a garden that is virtually free from ground elder and now steadily replace the beds of geraniums with a wider range of plants.
Joined in Sep 2008
Country: United Kingdom