Creeping buttercup - live and let live as ground cover, or fight the good fight?
A couple of winters ago I planted a 'shrubbery wilderness' using fairly ordinary winter hardy shrubs interspersed with tough perennials. I sprayed off the ground with Roundup a couple of times prior to planting, and the shrubs are doing well, but while I was considering a suitable ground cover to put between them, the creeping buttercup returned and has now colonised much of the space under and around the shrubs. As this is a 'semi-wild' scheme, I am now pondering whether to just let the buttercup do its thing as natural ground cover, or to try and eradicate it. As the surrounding grass paths are full of the stuff....am I making a rod for my own back?