what to do with overgrown patch
we have a large patch at the side of our house which is continuously overgrown with weeds and spring flowers. we have lived in this house for nearly 4 years now and would like to use this space as a vegetable patch next year. we have dug the patch out 3 times since we moved here, and every year new weeds and flowers seem to appear!
does anyone have any advice for how we can go about preparing the soil? we saw on a bbc programme about planting a type of grass/flower (cant remember the name!) and that fertilises the soil and gets rid of weeds?
the soil is very heavy/clay like and will need a lot of work. Would putting manure down help? it is a very large patch and would require a lot of manure!
Thanks in advance,