Posted: 20/02/2016 at 18:04
Celandines are indeed pretty but if you have them in the same numbers as I do, you forget the pretty and just see them swamping every other little thing trying to rear it's head.
If you can keep them confined to one area, that's fine but literally covering every bit of ground is a bit OTT in my opinion.
You can dig them out but you will inevitably miss some and they will simply sneer at you and carry on multiplying. You can pick off every leaf you see emerging but that generally means you are a very sad person with nothing better to do. You can lay a very thick mulch over and then pick off the leaves that struggle thru but again, this will be your life from Jan to March every year.
After 3 years, I've almost given up.......I try to pretend they are Aconites which I much prefer.
Is Hostafan's medication deadly to Celandine ? If so, I'd like some please