celendines

Hi

 

My garden beds have been overtaken by celendines - lovely as they are they are dwarfing some plants just begenning to grow (at last!) 

 

Do I need to dig these out or will they die?  Has it just been one of those years?

 

Mutley

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  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Celandines are perennial, so unfortunately won't just go away. As well as digging them out, I think I'm right in thinking they also produce  tiny bulbils from which new plants will appear.

  • Mutley200Mutley200 Posts: 32

    Thanks for that information - as I thought really - looks like I'm in for a few days of digging!  At least it's pretty moist at the moment so not too taxing.

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

     They produce lots of bulblets in the leaf nodes and can spread rapidly. Spot treat with glyphosate repeatedly - every 10 days, ideally with a touch weeder to avoid damaging other plants.  If it's in your lawn, use Verdone. You will have to repeat it next year, and possibly the year after,Search and destroy - exterminate, exterminate!!

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    An area I treated last year  as an experiment has remained clear so am doing more now. Trouble is they grow up through precious plantsimage

  • Mutley200Mutley200 Posts: 32

    Thanks for all the advice - I started digging them up this afternoon - Where the hell they came from I do not know.  Although thinking about it I did lay a new lawn (turf) last September and I've noticed they are in that too - so maybe that's where they came from!!  I agree with Gold1locks I think I'm in an exterminate exterminate mood!! 

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