You three plants know who you are. Every year I spend hours digging you up, pulling you out and ignoring you. Yet you just keep coming back for more punishment. I don't have anything against you personally, I just don't want you here. I've seen you looking quite beautiful other places. Places that you could roam and be free. In fact I've had you in other gardens and thought you looked quite pretty. It's just that here, in this garden, I don't want you.
Bishop's weed (aegopdium podafraria)
came with this house. Not many plants did, and the others left when I asked them to. You two have been haunting me for 10 years and just don't want to give up. I've seen you in nurseries with tags that say "vigorous", they should've said "relentless". Please let this be the last year of pulling you out and untangling you from other plants. I don't need ground covers where you are.
Now Lady Bells (adenophora) I only have myself to blame for you. You were supposed to be a replacement for the delphiniums that refuse to grow here. You have your tall beautiful spikes of blue flowers and you put on a pretty show every summer. Little did I know what was happening underground as you spread up into all your neighboring plants. You popped up through and tried to push them aside. I tried to keep you under control and last year I finally had it. I spent hours digging deep down and chopping you up. Unfortunately I found out later that you sprouted from every chopped piece left in the ground. Again I spent more time pulling every leaf and root piece up I could find.
Funny that your tag said you didn't liked to be moved, you actually seemed to love it. So after all that work what do I find as I'm spreading compost, you're all back!
What plant do you wish would just go away?