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Problem plant identification and irradiation!!


So after many attempts at ridding my front and rear garden from this monster I've finally decided to ask if anyone else has any advice?? It's driving me completely crazy. 

Firstly it was present in both sites when we moved in and despite my many attempts to dig up/weedkiller etc it still comes back. We have completely changed our back garden, making it a lovely child-friendly place with my raised bed and other bed/areas for plants. But I must have left this plant in the ground in part while the digger was turning it over and it has now spread, in part to other areas of the lawn/beds! 

I even applied glyphosate, by gloved hand to the individual leaves but it killed them off and the surrounding grass!! Now I have part killed the plant off and have incredibly burned/brown grass.


I would love to see the back of this plant and have even dug them out by hand but unless you get every single one out properly and include the bulb it will come back!!

I'll go and take a decent picture and post to this thread in a bit.


Thanks for reading.




  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    It would help if you could post a picture, or give a detailed description. 

    Glyphosate is probably the only solution. . It won't translocate from the leaves of your weed  through the soil to the grass, so you must somehow have got some onto the grass, possibly dripping from the gloved fingers, or run off from the weed leaves.  

    I think you an still get glyphosate in a 'Prittstick' form, so that it does not run off. If not, I know you can get it in a gel form, applied with a brush a bit like nail polish. 

  • I'm going to guess celandine!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    What happened to our photo?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    If it is celandine then you can treat it with Verdone without harming your lawn, but you need to be very persistant - spot spray weekly April / May, try not to miss any.  Expect to do the same next spring, and possibly the following spring. The leaves curl up and the bulb eventually becomes exhausted.

  • Im inundated with 3 corner garlic. the more i dig it the more it grows. Any ideas/

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Same approach, Maud. Spray from late winter until just before flowering. Take care not to get any on foliage of other plants. 

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  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 435

    I think it's an Arum, probably the native variety.  Does it produce spikes of flowers then berries?

  • Muddy fork yes a greenish/white flower with a spike that produces red berries. Apparent it's poisonous?? 

  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 435

    The sap can also iritate skin if it comes into contact.  I would use a weedkiller to get rid, probably take a few years.  Don't let any of it flower to avoid further seeds.  Birds probably spread it after eating the berries

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