Posted: 17/02/2013 at 10:10
I have quite a large border in my garden that I cleared last year and grew and planted lots of cottage garden plants like antirrhinums, larkspur, cornflowers, lupins, foxgloves etc. It looked amazing at the time however I am seeing now that it has self seeded EVERYWHERE and now the whole patch is smothered with a carpet of tiny seedlings and I can't tell what is what and there are also a few weeds coming up amongst it all too. What on earth do i do? It is a huge job to sit and pick through them to leave evenly spaced plants and i don't want to waste them by digging it through to clear it, but I just feel like it is going to be a wild old mess. Please can anyone tell me what to do? Ps the area is about 15m by 4m and I have a bad back so can't bend down very easily!