Five tips for success with self-seeders
Research self-seeding plants before committing to them. Will they be easy to pull up and remove?
If self-seeders are deep rooted and hard to remove from the garden, cut off the flowers before they have the chance to set seed.
For those people who have steep banks and inaccessible areas of their garden where soil can’t be turned easily, self-seeders could be the answer. Some will grow in the most inhospitable places.
Edit out self-seeders that are taking over – the ideal time to do this is in early spring. Learn to identify their seedlings so you can lift them when they’re small.
Many self-seeders are vigorous in some gardens and not in others – ask a neighbour if they have trouble with a plant before growing it.