Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:32
Earlier in the year I cleared the ground around my Bramley Apple tree of a lot of ground elder. Since the disturbance to the ground ( deep forking and uprooting of the offending elder) this low growing plant colony has appeared.
I'm not sure whether to pull up, dig up or dig in. I don't know whether they are something that is supposed to be there (a lot of things were planted by by wife whom I lost two years ago) or is it a weed that will keep coming back?
Once the ground is clear again I want to replant some bluebell bulbs I salvaged during the removal of the elder roots. Should they go in soon?
The area has needed some attention for a few years and has been home to the ubiqitous grape hyacinth as well as the ground elder.
I would like to do more with this patch of ground so I was wondering what else to plant under the apple tree to help act as a less invasive ground cover?