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My rockery is very overgrown by double celandine and grass. Whats the best solution? I want to keep the rockery.



  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    How about some photos?image

  • Cathy21Cathy21 Posts: 3

    Have a photo on my husbands camera will find it and find out how to put in on here.image

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    dig it all out and rebuild , 

  • Cathy21Cathy21 Posts: 3

    Artjak, sorry having trouble trying to upload the photo.

    Thank you also Archipem. Someone also suggested painting all the green with one of those weedkillers that go down to the roots and keep repeating all summer as grass reappears. Would that work? However there are a few plants I'd like to save.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,210

    Roundup painted on the leaves of the plants you do not want is the only way to remove the plants you mention. Sad though.

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  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Hollie hock, I think you have that in the wrong order.  Separate the plants you want.  Blitz the rest and then replant!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918

    Hollie's needing a lie down I think welsh!

    Good advice though Cathy-depends how big an area you have but I'd do exactly that- clear everything out and clean up and keep aside the things you want. Thoroughly tidy the whole area and replant.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  •  Blitzing isn't the simple answer it seems to be.  Celandine is a bitch.   Haul it up and miss just one of the wee white nodules on its roots and it comes back next year.  It looks pretty, though, so I leave it to flower - I don't see it till then, anyway - and then spray it.  That more or less works, though I always seems to miss some hiding somewhere.  At least it doesn't sting like nettles.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I'm with holliehock, dig out the ones you like and pot them, then dismantle the thing as far as poss and start again. Uploading photos is not that scary; if I can do it anyone can as am not a technocrat.image

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