Ground Elder for a beginner
I've been reading all the threads on ground elder so I know I might be at risk of going over old ground with this topic. We moved here 6 months ago. It is a big garden with lots of work needing doing and I think I have found ground elder in a rather large flower bed. I've not come across it before, but whatever it is, the bed is riddled with it. I don't think it's been weeded for about 2 years so I have a job on my hands. Anyway, my question is how to deal with it in a bed with quite a few established plants. There are 2 mini trees in it and lots of rose bushes and a fair few bulbs. The stuff I've read is dig up all the plants, wash the roots, plant them in pots and tackle the bed organically or with weed killer. I don't really want to dig up all the plants and am quite desperate to get some of my plants out of pots back into beds as some of them have been waiting over a year to go back into the ground. I'm a busy mum with too much to do so I probably won't be weeding as often as I need to, so what is the best method and when?