Weed it or feed it?

Garden Answers (UK) - - Gourmet Grower -

Q What is colonis­ing my lawn? PAUL ABSOLOM, BY EMAIL

A Gle­choma hed­er­acea (ground ivy) has creep­ing stems that root as they grow and pro­duce pretty laven­der flow­ers. To con­trol it, use lawn weed­killer and feed the turf to make it denser, which helps it to crowd out weeds. How­ever, this plant also makes a great ad­di­tion to wildlife gardens or for colonis­ing shady rocky banks.

Although a nui­sance in lawns, ground ivy is nec­tar rich for bees

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