Buttercups

LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 852

Buttercups have found their way into my garden this year, they have flowered before I got around to pulling the out. They look quite nice actually, but I assume they are invasive perennials that need removing immediately?

Heres the buttercups in my garden...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsfb04631c.jpg

 

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsdb954fa2.jpg

 

 

 

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  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    OUT out out ..the bain of my life, I spend half my gardening time digging the things out. Make sure you get all the roots out.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,752

    Ditto LeadF!!!

    My front 'lawn' consists of mainly them, daisies and dandelions with a bit of speedwell, moss and who knows what else! The creeping runners get into every nook and cranny.

    Not for much longer once the rain hits that weed n feed! It's obviously had little attention by previous owner but I like a challenge image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    I quite like buttercups. If they were a rare exotic everyone would want them.image

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Hmm. I'm sure someone thought Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam were a good idea too. image

  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,541

    Fields of buttercups opposite our house look lovely.image

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    I'm with you on that KEF. Been slowly ridding the garden of this stuff over the last two and half years, it's a lot better this. I would get it out as soon as possible, it really is hateful stuff



  • Chris AChris A Posts: 3

    I agree, horrible stuff just spreads and spreads and spreads until it completely takes over.  I started with just one little patch under the apple trees and left them cos I thought they looked quite pretty ... BIG mistake!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,247

    Meadow buttercups are much more restrained. Taller too. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,752

    Did anyone see Springwatch last night, comparing the creeping buttercups with the Meadow variety - lovely pic of Chris Packham flat on his back in a field of golden buttercups image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198

    I think that's the key - lovely in a field, thug in a border! (Buttercups, not Mr Packhamimage)

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
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