Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:01
Thanks for all the input everyone. I'm pretty sure the majority are annuals because they are on top of the underlay. I'll just keep pulling, and I'm going to try the cardboard and newspaper in the less conspicuous beds. Many of the shrubs have died in the last few harsh winters here in Ireland so that would account for the gaps in the beds. I'm trying to plant cuttings of the shrubs that have survived, but it will take a while for them to grow and fill in. It's all trial and error but I'm learning! Thanks again.