They may be gorgeous garden divas, but they don’t like to share the spotlight –or the garden– with others!
This area of my garden had become overrun with lily of the valley (and violets – but more on that another time). It was time to gain control and let the shrubs and other plants breathe. Hidden in here is a gorgeous pink hydrangea, a “samba” elderberry and an old euyonymous.
Then get out the garden fork to lift the roots. You may also need to cut away sections of the root system from the main plant.
You can see how complex the root system is. If you don’t take this step to get the roots out, you will be faced with more plants next year.