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Is this a weed?

Hi, I’m new to this forum and fairly new to gardening.
I’ve inherited a very weedy garden. In a large central bed, which is almost finally free of ground elder (it’s taken 3 years!), this multi petal buttercup has sprung up and there are more growing. I dug up one plant and it was quite well rooted in.
I quite like it but don’t want it to take over, should I keep it or dig it up? 

The bed is otherwise filled with foxgloves, purple poppies, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and some other cottage perennials.


  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 931
    We allow some of our buttercups to grow. They are a very good nectar source for short-tongued bees and a wide range of butterflies
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,970
    Pretty, but a thug. It creeps i everywhere, even into your grass. It can be difficult to remove if it's close to a plant you want to keep.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • enutbourneenutbourne Posts: 4
    Thanks very much for the advice.
    I'll dig it up and maybe try to re-locate to my wild meadowy patch for the critters to enjoy.

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