...Get rid of the Holly tree first or you will be pulling seedlings for the rest of you natural life.
Sorry, about that. Since you are so close to the water, hand pulling is the best. Put yourself into a Zen mode, get comfortable and just do it. You could use plastic to 'solarize' (if that's the correct word?) and kill the seedlings if you have time.
purpleinopp said:Hi & welcome!
IDK the identity of your mystery plants, but wanted to point out that a garden needs a lot of organic matter, from fallen leaves, pine needles, that kind of thing - natural compost. Maintaining a constant layer of that material keeps the ground from drying, and keeps the microscopic (and larger) soil-dwellers alive and able to do their job of performing the decomposition process and moving microscopic materials to a level (and in a form) that roots can use.
P.S. Can I borrow Jack? I have some work for him! I feed and water well and appreciate greatly!
Dutchlady1 said:Briny you might want to incorporate a small area of hardscape, even if it is just a small area with some flagstones underneath to put a bench. It will give you a focal point. I think it will be a beautifully serene spot when you're done.
Bonehead said:Welcome Briny. I am about half hour north of you. I have both of your weeds. ... I don't stress about trying for total eradication. The birds will just keep replanting.
In your understory I would suggest introducing native ferns, false lily of the valley, mahonia, vine maple. Sword ferns will do real well and colonize. Also deer fern, smaller. For a big statement, darmera is also native and does well. Goatsbeard (native form or one of the prettier cultivars). Rodgersia ( not native but will grow in shade). At the edges you could add a Japanese maple or two and some dogwood shrubs. And of course azalea or rhodies would fit right in.
I also encourage some shrub piles here and there for critter protection. Makes routine cleanup easy to just toss branches and debris in a pile.
Fun project ahead of you!
greene said:There is some good information from King County about all types of weeds. I realize that not everyone agrees with my guess that it is Herb Robert , but I will use that 'weed' as an example of information that is available to you locally. There is contact information if you need a positive ID of your particular plants/weeds.
greene said:I realize that not everyone agrees with my guess that it is Herb Robert