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10/08/2013 at 14:19


Something is spreading like wildfire in my borders and I've no idea what it is.


If you could tell me and how I could control/eliminate it, I would be very grateful.

Thank you.


10/08/2013 at 14:21

Can you show the whole plant pls.

10/08/2013 at 14:41

Hi John - I have it too. It's a little saxifrage or sedum with yellow flowers but it pulls out easily. Don't have quite as much as that though!  

10/08/2013 at 15:51

Yes, Sedum acre.

10/08/2013 at 16:23

Oh  Thought he meant the tall one! 

10/08/2013 at 16:50

Thanks everyone.

As you've pointed out, it's definitely sedum acre.

Just need to work out how to control it now.  Pulling it out seems to just spread it further 

Thanks again,


10/08/2013 at 18:53

Spray it with Glyphosate!

10/08/2013 at 20:44

Spray it with insecticide. Sedums are killed by most insecticides.

10/08/2013 at 21:59

had this plant in my garden i have no idea what it is --have you?seems to be spreading by underground rhizomes


10/08/2013 at 22:06

our cottage had been empty for seven years when we moved in and sedum acre had overgrown the whole garden,no problem though we just raked it all out and turned over the soil,it never came back



10/08/2013 at 22:11

Berghill, don't you mean weedkiller?. Insecticides kill insects.

10/08/2013 at 22:23

iain, you may have a chinese lantern.

11/08/2013 at 07:12

Agree, think it is a Chinese lantern. They spread like crazy underground, but pulling does control them to a point. Always allow a few to grow because they look nice in the autumn.


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