What to grow in place of a large broom that I rashly cut down
I'm lucky enough to have acquired a large, almost perfectly designed garden but the problem is I have no gardening experience ( to give you an idea so far I have ignored both ragwort and that thing that looks a bit like a small lily but is v.bad!?). Consequently I have hundreds of questions but will start with 2.
In Autumn I cut down a large broom, I didn't particularly like it and it was quite frost damaged. I have since realised it was probably providing a quite effective wind break for some raised vegetablebeds.
Also the area beneath it is pretty covered in creeping buttercup, which I'm struggling to get rid off.
So what can I plant to replace the broom? And what about ground cover to help with the weeds?
PS. I am trying to follow my predecessors chemical free path.