i have a 30 foot long privet hedge which has been in the ground for at least 40 years. Over the last few years we have fought a continual battle each summer with ground elder which grows underneath. As lots of it is in the neighbour's garden, and they are not interested in gardening, we are not going to be able to eradicate it in the foreseeable future. It is limited in how far it can spread because of the driveways bordering the hedge area on each side. Does anyone know if it would be ok to leave it to grow each year, or if it will eventually kill the hedge? Ripping out what we can each spring, summer and autumn is a long, tedious and fruitless task which we have to carry out every few weeks. Just wondering whether we can try to learn to love this pest.