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My garden beds have been overtaken by celendines - lovely as they are they are dwarfing some plants just begenning to grow (at last!)
Do I need to dig these out or will they die? Has it just been one of those years?
Celandines are perennial, so unfortunately won't just go away. As well as digging them out, I think I'm right in thinking they also produce tiny bulbils from which new plants will appear.
Thanks for that information - as I thought really - looks like I'm in for a few days of digging! At least it's pretty moist at the moment so not too taxing.
They produce lots of bulblets in the leaf nodes and can spread rapidly. Spot treat with glyphosate repeatedly - every 10 days, ideally with a touch weeder to avoid damaging other plants. If it's in your lawn, use Verdone. You will have to repeat it next year, and possibly the year after,Search and destroy - exterminate, exterminate!!
An area I treated last year as an experiment has remained clear so am doing more now. Trouble is they grow up through precious plants
Thanks for all the advice - I started digging them up this afternoon - Where the hell they came from I do not know. Although thinking about it I did lay a new lawn (turf) last September and I've noticed they are in that too - so maybe that's where they came from!! I agree with Gold1locks I think I'm in an exterminate exterminate mood!!