I was only minimally successful in cleaning them up.
|Much as I like its grass-like appearance, the Liriope probably needs to come out but it spreads by runners and removing it will require digging out the entire area. If I don't talk myself out of that (again), I'll tackle that in the fall.|
That's not the only area in the back garden that's a battleground. On another front, Lotus berthelotii is fighting with creeping thyme. Erigeron karvinskianus is duking it out with asparagus fern - and just about everything else in its path. Cotula lineariloba is clambering over Gazanias and poking its way through daylily foliage. And here's another battleground:
Why can't they all get along? A few do.
|Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder' is peacefully cohabiting with Campanula portenschlagiana and Pelargonium peltatum 'Dark Burgundy'|
While others cut loose and seek uncharted territory.
|Seedlings of Lobelia erinus have escaped the pots the plant shares with blueberry shrubs to find a new home under the garden bench in the space between the patio pavers|
Do your ground covers behave themselves?
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