Re: Ceeping Jenny is it invasive

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Posted by Newt on May 13, 2003 at 09:08:49:

In Reply to: Re: Ceeping Jenny is it invasive posted by MaryBeth on May 13, 2003 at 07:12:13:

: : : I want to plant some perenial low creeping plants and was told Creeping Jenny was really pretty. I heard it was more obnious weed and very,very invasive. I don't want anything that will take over like Mint. Live in zone 5b/6

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: : Hi Helen,

: : Yes, creeping jenny will take over if you don't keep after it. Maybe what you want is a groundcover that clumps or spreads slowly to a predetermined size and has 'good garden manners'. If it's a sunny site, consider creeping thyme. There are many different varieties. Here's a site that should be helpful.

: : www.stepables.com

: : Newt

: I would not recommend Creeping Jenny. It is taking over my yard and I can't get rid of it. I was hoping to find some help on this message board with ideas on how to remove it. Because it seems that the more I remove the more I get. Help!

Hi MaryBeth,
I think what is happening is that the roots are breaking up as you pull it. I would suggest weeding the day after a rain when the ground is a bit softer. You will need to 'sift' through the dirt to make sure you get all the bits of root.
Good luck,
Newt

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