Spring garden tour – and the pros and cons of plants that help suppress weeds!

It’s spring and the garden is shooting up – and so are the weeds! Here I look at the pros and cons of plants that will help suppress weeds – but could they be too invasive for you? Plus launch of the Middlesized Garden ‘Behind the Scenes’.
00:00 Welcome
00:21 Size and shape of the Middlesized Garden, also the weather & climate
01:08 Dealing with frost damaged plants
01:51 The parterre – cutting down the ornamental grasses in pots
02:22 Euphorbia ‘Wulfenii’ (Mediterranean spurge)
02:57 Smynium perfoliatum (Perfoliate Alexanders) – is it too invasive?
03:30 No Mow May
04:00 Plants that help stop weeds?
04:54 Comfrey – check whether it’s too invasive for your area
05:04 Getting rid of ground elder by covering it up
05:36 Two different meanings of ‘invasive’
06:41 Why I’d rather have comfrey than ground elder
07:52 Launching ‘Behind the Scenes’ on the Middlesized Garden
08:47 Spring gardening tips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrZRLHPUbGmDUeQFH-_QqIfLCO3b4u5qA

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