Marigold invasion

We have moved into a house and discovered that the garden is full of wild marigolds. What is the best way to get rid of it please?
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,484
    what are wild marigolds?
    Devon.
  • anne.hebsonanne.hebson Posts: 5
    I think they are called marsh marigolds but not certain.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,484
    edited 15 March
    marsh marigolds are very good for early food for bees, but they die down and go to sleep once they've flowered.
    I'd let them be for a while before doing anything rash.
    Devon.
  • anne.hebsonanne.hebson Posts: 5
    I don't mind some but every border is choked and they are spreading into the lawn!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,484
    offer them on freecycle and see if anyone wants to come and clear them for you
    Devon.
  • SlumSlum Posts: 225
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_marigold

    There you go hosta. 

    I guess pulling them them out would be the way to start removing them. There is likely to be seed in the ground which will germinate at some point but if you keep removing the plants before they set seed you’ll get there.
  • anne.hebsonanne.hebson Posts: 5
    What is Freecycle?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,597
    Are you sure of your ID? Have a look at Lesser Celandine
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,484
    Slum said:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_marigold

    There you go hosta. 

    I guess pulling them them out would be the way to start removing them. There is likely to be seed in the ground which will germinate at some point but if you keep removing the plants before they set seed you’ll get there.
    Anne said " marsh marigold" 
    I'm confused now. 
    Can you supply a photo @anne.hebson?
    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,597
    It would be a very boggy garden that was over-run by Marsh Marigolds
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