I have spent three days reclaiming a perennial bed that was possibly never fully planted and let go for the last two years at least. It was completely filled with weeds and it took some looking to save some of the good stuff. The worst weed by far is Bishop's Weed, Aegopodium podagraria. That is the white leaved blob in the front of the bed next to the lawn. It forms a dense mat interconnected by millions of rhizomes. I am digging it out in chunks because it does not belong in a perennial bed being restored to a cutting garden. And I will no doubt continue to weed it out for several seasons to come.
And when I look up from my restoration (weeding) there is a view.
I wait for a load of mulch to arrive so this weeding procedure does not need to be repeated. It will be fully planted and paths will wind through it. A cutting garden with a view.