There are always going to be some when there's an acre of flowers & to be honest, it's only the really pernicious ones I bother about. After all, if a weed is simply a plant in the wrong place, anything has potential to be a nuisance.
But there are 'weeds' you can't help but love & allow space in any garden. Forget me nots, for example - give them an inch & they'll smother a whole bed. Turn your back on a seeding Foxglove & you'll have them forever!
I don't mind either as they're easy to remove when they become too much, & are loved by both bees & this flower grower. I give both space here. And of course, regularly cut them for arrangements!
Viola's are another of my favourite 'weeds' - I let them self seed & over generations, they've developed quite a range of colours & shapes around the place. These are some of the polytunnel 'weeds' - tucked in beneath the Sweet Peas.
In the soft light, they grow tall & so are surprisingly useful. Often I cut them for bud vases & little posies as they last well in water.
I would rather see these growing than bare earth or let more tricky weeds establish in the space What's your favourite 'weed' to encourage in the garden?
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.