Thanks to a reader for identifying the pesky weed I mentioned in a previous post as Creeping Bellflower. I had seen it around before, but never in such numbers.
Really, there is a lot of it!
It was practically the only flower in my north front garden in the fall.
"Creeping bellflower is very difficult to eradicate. It is nearly impossible to control it by digging or pulling the roots and even chemical control is difficult."
According to the Alberta Invasive Plants Council I have many years of hand pulling ahead of me.
The Vancouver Courrier suggests that I could nuke the whole area by laying down some tarp and cutting off sun to the area for a few years. I can't see myself doing that since I do not know whet else could be growing there that I would like to keep.
And of course I suppose it will respond well to the compost I covered it with in the fall. This could be why it is suggested to wait a season to get to know your gardens before doing too much, LOL.
At least I know now; feel free to pass on any advice.