- Bog Myrtle
- Southern Turkey
- 07 Feb 2007
Hallo Grosvenor - the survival of the fittest would kick in - the sad thing is though that the fittest would be the sycamores!
I'd agree with Digger, you need to just keep hauling them out as soon as you see them, the smaller they are the easier they'll come out, catch them below 10cm if possible. If you don't, in a frighteningly short time the'll have grown to 50cm or 80cm, with extremely strong roots, making their removal much harder.
We had the same problem in my Mother's garden, where the neighbours had several very large sycamores. The seedlings on the lawn and the flower borders were fairly easy to see & to remove, but it was easy to miss some of those seeding amongst the trees & shrubs, and often by the time you spotted them they'd reached a couple of metres in height, with corresponding roots. In a raised bed, that would cause major disruption.
Can't think of any easier solution, sorry! (If it's any consolation, I suppose at least they're easy to recognize.)