Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:28
I suppose it's a matter.of personal taste when deciding what to allow a home in one's garden. Personally my only real dislikes are dandelions, creeping buttercup, bondweed, brambles and nettles. They are nigh on impossible to get rid of unless you resort to weedkiller, which i won't use as I try to give wildlife a haven
Having said that, the bonus is a magnificent crop of huge juicy blackberries this year (even one or two brambles in the soapwort bed! I also leave 3 patches of nettles near the buddlias (8 of) for butterfly use.
Our garden backs on to farmland so lots of weeds blow in - I do consider them as pptential thugs. Conclusion - garden with nature when you can, there is nothing more pleasurable than sharing the garden with Mother Nature.!