Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:48
You can have my vetch, Susan! It's SO pretty, but the roots go on forever and once it's colonised a patch of something you want to keep it's practically impossible to get it out and it ramps away everywhere! I'll send you some of my creeping buttercups too, if you like! Anyone want some rosebay willowherb?
I love meadowsweet, harebells, speedwell ( that heavenly blue! ), foxgloves, cow parsley, ramsons ( wild garlic )...it's a long list. I do like alchemilla mollis ( lady's mantle ) but am forever rooting it out because it seeds itself everywhere if I omit to cut down the flowerheads before they spread...and it can be a pig to shift. But I suppose no country garden would be the same without it!