Tips from Sarah the Gardener
Weeds can be the bane of a gardener’s life and an out of control garden is enough to put off enthusiastic new gardeners in the height of summer. However, weeds are a complex set of plants and if treated right can be much less of a nightmare than they appear on first impressions.
These are the ones that blow in or are attached to the dog after a walk in the wild or via the poop of birds flying above. You can’t really control these beyond not letting them set seed in your own garden. Thistles and Blackberries do this well.
These work their way into your garden from next door, traveling at great speed (for a plant) above or below ground, setting down roots or sending up shoots at regular intervals to increase its dominance in the garden. Bindweed and Buttercup are great examples of this.