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purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,258
This thing was everywhere in the garden when I came. Have managed to get it out of the paving, but it comes up even when I think it's gone. Wouldn't mind but it swamps other plants if I'm not careful.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,881
    Corydalis lutea aka Yellow Fumitory.
     And I love it ... it’ll soften dull  walls and brighten nooks and crannies ... when it gets too much you can chop it back and it’ll grow again. 
    My sort of plant 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,463
    I know what you mean about it getting everywhere. I had one plant years ago, it has ended up in the next door neighbour's garden and in the front garden of the house across the road! I find it everywhere but l find it's easy to pull out. I think it's very cheery !
  • MarranMarran Posts: 192
    Always reminds me of my granny's back yard - that and lots of Iceland poppies .... :-)
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    I leave it if it’s not bothering other plants, then pull it up before it seeds.  Somehow I still have some very year....
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,258
    Thanks for all the info. It's not a bad plant, just does it's own thing I dont think it's possible to kill it, don't really want to , just try and keep it down a bit.
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