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JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 907
edited May 2021 in Plants
I am trying to help a friend resurrect a derelict flower bed and it’s full of buttercups and this??? It has obvious runners and very deep roots. I feel like I’m digging  to China to get it out. I can only assume I am risking it propagating everywhere if I leave bits? All help gratefully appreciated as this is a huge garden and frankly I only have a couple of days to try to get something done with it!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266
    edited May 2021
    That's a mixture of Creeping Buttercup and Creeping Cinquefoil which also has yellow flowers. It's a PITA.

    Advice here

    Best of luck  :)

    Edited to add:  There's also a bit of Field Bindweed there. Make sure you get the roots of that too ... they tend to snap. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 907
    Oh dear seems the job will be bigger than just this quick visit.
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