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29/04/2013 at 16:34



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?



29/04/2013 at 16:39

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.

29/04/2013 at 16:41

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.

29/04/2013 at 16:43

 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!!

29/04/2013 at 17:44

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

29/04/2013 at 19:09

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!! 

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