We moved house last year and our new garden has thousands of bluebells. I have spent the last couple of weekends digging as many out as I can. Most of the time I manage to get the bulbs out (which I put straight in our brown bin or take to the tip), but sometimes when I'm close to mature plants I only manage to get the stem.
I know without getting the bulb out, that they will come back next year, but am I doing anything positive to weaken the strength of the plant by removing the stems and has anyone any other remedies. We have a couple of cats, so I'm not keen on strong chemicals.
Finally any views as to if a spade or fork is the best tool. I tried hand tools, but I don't get deep enough to get the bulb out.
Last edited: 28 March 2017 12:43:50