Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:13
I bought a pretty variegated leafed plant described just as "small, variegated" at a yellow book garden I think, last year. Went to so many, don't know where it came from!! A couple or so weeks ago I noticed variegated leaves starting to poke through - 1 by the label; 1 a foot to the right; 1 a foot behind & 1 was about 2 foot to the left.
I did some investigative digging - oh dear!! I just pulled up all the roots that I could & removed some of the other plants to safety. I'm now waiting for the leaves to look nice & plumptious before dabbing them with glyphosate.
Recently I came across a comment by Helen Yemm the gardener & writer having a bit of a rant about the fact that variegated ground elder was on sale. If this one had been accurately labelled then I wouldn't have bought it & didn't realise the significance of the leaf shape at the time.