Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:53
Hi Nutcutlet, thank you for your reply. Yes it's too extensive to dig up. Several years ago I cut it down to the ground at the end of the season then used some weedkiller which got rid of it for a few months but not totally. I guess we are stuck with it. I agree & can understand that digging it up & removing all the roots would be the most effective way, but what a job that would be. I just wondered if anyone had tackled a similar problem. I don't really want to use aggressive weedkiller as it would harm nearby shrubs. I thought of trying to remove a part of it but think the rest would invade the cleared part before I could get trees/other shrubs established.
Do you know of anything that might be planted that would overpower it ?