Marigold invasion

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  • anne.hebsonanne.hebson Posts: 5
    Just Googled Marsh Marigold and the pictures of the flowers and leaves is the same
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,743
    How big is it? 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 1,698
    edited 16 March
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 51,379
    nutcutlet said:
    Are you sure of your ID? Have a look at Lesser Celandine
    That’s my thought too ... never heard of invasive Marsh Marigolds in borders and lawns and it seems way too early for it to be in flower, whereas Lesser Celandine is well known for spreading over beds and lawns  ... it’s also well known for being one of the first wild flowers of spring. 

    http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/C/Celandine(Lesser)/Celandine(Lesser).htm

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,944
    so we have marsh marigolds, calendula and celandine in the mix?
    Methinks clarification is required.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 51,379
    A decent pic would be helpful ...
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,265
    I'd find it hard to believe it's march marigold, unles the entire garden is boggy. We had huge amounts of it at a previous house, where there was lots of boggy ground and ponds. Even then, I couldn't have described it as invasive. The clumps were well behaved and we could have dug them out anywhere we didn't want them. We didn't as it was one of the few things rabbits didn't eat.
    Far more likely to be celandine, which is all over the verges and hedgerows just now, coming into flower.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,212
    I think its celendine as well,  I’ve tried to get rid of some of it in the borders, as I plant something I take out as many little bulbs as I can get.  Better now and i just leave a few, ones on the grass are no problem, they’ll soon die down you can just mow over them.

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  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 895
    Lyn said:
    I’ve tried to get rid of some of it in the borders

    Hey, I'm planting it, at least in some of the damp woody bits. And we put it in beds in our previous place (heavy clay) and it was fine - it does its thing and then dies down. Looking for 'Brazen Hussy' at the moment.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 51,379
    Love ‘Brazen Hussey’ ❤️. We’ve got a little clump we’re trying to get to establish behind the pond. 
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