How weeds grow and thrive in our gardens

weeds thrive

In this post in this series on weed control, I cover not just how weeds grow, but how they survive and thrive in the battleground of our gardens. Ultimately, I’ll look in detail at some of the ways we can prevent weeds from causing us problems and at how we can deal with problem weeds …

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Why get rid of weeds?

Choking weeds

In the other posts in this weed control series, I’ve written about what weeds are and made the point that, fundamentally, weeds are like any other plant in the garden. So why get rid of weeds? If weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place, why should we care? Why should we bother with …

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What are weeds?

woman weeding

What makes a plant a weed? In part 2 of this weed control series, I try to answer the simple, but not entirely straightforward, question – what exactly are weeds? You will often hear gardeners say that weeds are plants growing in the wrong place and, although something of a cliche, this is probably the …

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