Yesterday, one of my jobs was to weed this flower bed.
It wasn’t a hideous job – I was going to just spray the weeds with my evil weedkiller – but this bed has a box hedge at one side and my husband would be upset if I killed it. So I ended up just pulling the weeds up again. It ended up being rather satisfying – as there was a lot of compost in the bed, the weeds were easy enough to pull up. There were just a lot of them.
I hope that the lavender, catmint and bugle grow quickly enough to crowd out the weeds soon. I would just have left the weeds there but the lavender, in particular, really needs sunlight and, as it is a fancy type I bought specially, I really don’t want it to die. At least the violas have grown quite a bit.