Dealing with Invasive Species Daylilies
Maybe it was over on the Roses forum that there was a long thread about Daylilies, but I'm starting this one anyway looking for some help. See the picture of Bishop Darlington? Well, he's so tall you can't see the top of him in gorgeous bloom, but all that bare ground underneath him was completely full of those damnably beautiful double species daylilies. I have spent three days cutting them down, digging them out and then chasing their fleshy roots, but it is obviously hopeless. There WILL be more daylilies in the spring unless....
I wonder what you suggest. I'm thinking to cover the area around the rose with a heavy old piece of plastic (used once as a pond liner, but I'm wondering if that will also hurt the rose? I'm thinking that will help, but that in the spring I would then have to apply the "glove of death" to the bits and pieces of the daylily which will creep out beyond the margins and erupt spitefully wherever they can.
HELP. Honestly.....Three days of labor and I can see that I am totally gonna lose this battle unless I do something very aggressive. I am hoping eventually to turn that area into a home for all the hosta I have in pots. In fact once I lay the plastic down, I can at least put the pots there and in a year or two put them into the ground itself....maybe???? If I don't just have daylilies again....:-(((((