Last year I had tackled the sidebed to get rid of the crazy Lily of the Valley, I thought that I had done a thorough job. Why did I think that? Because last year, I got down and dirty and followed the root system until the bitter end. I wish that perennials, the ones that I spend money on, would have the amazing root system and imperviousness to all obstacles that Lily of the Valley have.
This morning I was walking about the front yard, like the mistress of the manor, surveying all that I possess, hee, hee, and when I got to the sidebed, I noticed the familiar tips of the Lily of the Valley poking up through the ground. I am not talking about two or three, it was three huge clusters. Their appearance annoyed me to no end so I went inside and got my tools.
The only remaining plan of action was to attack the lilies aggressively, by not only removing the lily’s extensive root system, but to also temporarily remove the hyacinths, daffodils, tulips and irises so that I can get every bit of the lily’s root system as possible.
I got half of it done today, I am hoping to finish the other half tomorrow and to also replant all the bulbs I dug up today.
A gardener’s work is never done.