Posted: 19/04/2012 at 20:51
Hi Sarah, If it is in the 'geranium' family I tackled something like this in my garden, except mine were two plants one light purple and one dark purple. It was the only living thing in my garden when I moved in and at first I thought it was lovely, then as I got more into my garden, found it was creeping up everywhere. It sends its roots out in fairly shallow soil underground so the first thing you see a few feet away is yet another green shoot. I tried some sprays but in the end, just dug up everything I could find. It wasn't too difficult as they were shallow roots but it did go on...and on a bit but it's gone now (fingers crossed). I did give a fair bit away with the warning that it will take over a space if you want ground cover. It will provide you with lots of lovely flowers in the summer that the bees love, but sometimes, some things just need to be appreciated in a pot!