I have ground elder on one side of my garden.
The problem is that if you try to pull it up you break the roots and they just make new shoots. At the moment I am trying a new approach by picking off the leaves as soon as they appear and so trying to starve the roots of food and removing the light source. I have been told that this will eventually kill the roots and I have noticed that some roots are starting to weaken, this will of course be something that will be ongoing for several years but then we gardeners are a patient lot.
Nice day today so me and the kid worked a little pulling out all the leaves and then digging a little deep to take our roots. The problem is there is a network of roots. Several years ! oh my word that is a long time...I may just take a load of bricks and paving slabs and lay them over for a month or so ? Is that likely to kill the weed ? Or will the roots persist below ground until there is some light again ?
It will come up between slabs or round the edges, it doesn't give up easil
Is paeony as Berghill a weed as it is growing extremely fast ? Should I keep it under control ?
Paeony is a beautiful herbaceous plant, look here https://www.google.com/search?q=paeony&rlz=1C1SVEE_enGB425GB425&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=58dWU_rpB-Lm7Aaj7oCgAw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=480
Just gently clear the celandines from around it, and wait and see what happens.
It may not flower this year if it's a young plant, but the foliage is beautiful anyway
Does anyone know what these plants are please ? thank you
First one is Lemon Balm: http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/melissa-officinalis/2477.html
2nd and last photos are of Centaura Montana: http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/centaurea-montana/1238.html