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Weeds will come first, as they are the natural plants to the area and the country (unless it is an un-natural import such as balsam and japanese knotweed) so have the resources to grow well here. A weed is ony a plant you feel is in the wrong place, your sweet peas will grow and catch up, outgrowing low growing weeds, but I'm afraid you will still need to keep on top of them if your imported flowers -i.e. sweet peas, are to grow well.
We all love our imported flowers, me included, but do tend to forget where they originated and developed, then wonder why they sometimes don't do well when we offer them opposite places in which we expect them to grow. Export pansies to Africa, and they won't grow there either, without a vast amount of care (I know, I tried!).
kaycurtis wrote (see)
weeds out of control because not many people actually look after their gardens so many of us have to suffer endless back breaking clearing if every body looked after their gardens there wouldn't be millions of seeds flotting around.
True -but we are not living in a sterile world-birds spread seeds about as well -it is just something you live with.
I just try to maintain a reasonable balance. I have convolvulus growing up bamboo tripods. The white trumpets look wonderful at dusk. Had a convolvulus hawk moth last year. Went out to clear away some rosebay willow herb a month or so ago and an elephant hawk moth rolled out. The ragwort has been a favourite again with the insects. I only allow up to 5 plants a year. They appear in different parts of the garden each year which adds interest. Unlike some of my cultivated introductions you can guarantee that, whatever the weather, they'll do!