Posted: 21/06/2013 at 10:33
Hi all, I'm looking for some help from anyone with experience of bringing flower beds back from neglect.
I have inhereited a large area (and I do mean several hunderd square feet) of borders which 7-8 years ago would probably have won prizes. They are full of trees, shrubs, perenials, hundreds of spring bulbs etc.
Unfortunately they are also heavily infested with nettles, docks, hogweed, ground elder, a lot of grasses have encrouched and I am sure a whole lot more invasive things I have not yet spotted.
I have come to the conclusion that the only way to deal with the situation is to take small sections and dig them up, replacing bulbs/perernials as I go and reducing trees and shrubs back to a sensible size.
My question is, can anyone think of an easier way, or if not, when is a good time to take this on? Any tips would be gratefully received.