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Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:46

Just checked in to see the response to my predicament. Thanks to all who posted. Looks like I am not alone. I don't dislike the celendine, just the fact that it swamps other flowers that are trying to be seen, and as such is so very invasive. Thanks Bob the Gardener for the link. Good luck to all of you

KILLING IVY

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:28

Our son is moving into a house with a garden that has trees that are too large for it. A couple we will keep but the rest will have to go as they haven't been tended to properly over the years. We have cut them back and are going to lop them as far to the ground as possible. That is problem one!!. Problem two is the ivy - groan!!! We have pulled it off the fence and out of the ground. What is left is mostly under the ground and adjacent to the fence. I read some of the comments about SBK and Superstrength Glyphosate, and assume that we can use these for both problems, but which is the best and how long is it before you can begin to plant small shrubs etc. Our son wants to plant vegetables in a certain patch of the garden, which has had the ivy near to the fence, that is why I am asking how soon it will be after using these products that he will be able to plant stuff.

Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:06
I have been told that the plant that appears now and disappears within approximately a month to six weeks is a variety of wild buttercup. It is impossible to get rid of and creeps round other plants but then disappears with no apparent harm being done. The yellow petals are shaped differently to buttercups and it is more ground cover. The leaves are heart shaped and the roots are part dandelion type but with little seeds attached. They look a little like minature potatoes. Does this ring a bell with anyone, and what can I do to get rid of it. It isn't too unsightly but anything that is growing at this time of year can't be seen until it goes.
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