Maine et Loire, France
Controlling the weeds in borders? My biggest failure here is with the shrub and perennial areas. Trees, shrubs and climbers are now looking beautiful, but the areas around all the perennials is choked with prolific weeds, from huge thistles, to bindweed, to creeping buttercup and cinquefoil. I have tried cutting and hacking the weeds out, but by the time I have got to one end, the weeds have come back at the other. What should I do? The good plants all come through at different times and it never seems there is a 'right' time to dig out the good plants, spray the weeds, and then replant the ones I want.
Should I give up and go back to scratch by clearing the whole area apart from shrubs and trees, or is there some other way I can get on top of the problem?
- 5 Jun, 2012