|Tired looking Bergenia (above and below).|
I suppose every garden has its problem areas or challenges! I've various problems in the garden from overgrown plants to weed issues.
Currently I'm working on a corner of the walled garden I'm not happy with. The soil in this area is heavy clay and the main issues for this area are:
1. Bergenia (pictured left and below) have multiplied into a large patch and are no longer productive.
2. A mix match of plants in this area.
3. A large shrub rose that I feel doesn't offer anything to the area. It's white flowers are insignificant.
The following photos capture this 'challenging' area and your views / suggestions are welcome!
|Above: An overview of the area and the 'problem corner' highlighted.|
|I'm thinking of removing the shrub rose and other shrub from the area - this will be quite a big job (which I would not look forward to). Should I remove these?|
|The area from a different view. The bergenia (pictured above) have spread over the years but have only three poorly looking flowers. They also provide a snail hotel in the garden.|
Should I remove them completely?
|This is what healthy bergenia should look like.|
|Back to the photo of the area. This is an area of the garden that is highly visible and should be more appealing. Any ideas welcome!|