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LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,382

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...






  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    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: 52,260

    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

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,720

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

  • 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: 1,540

    Fields of buttercups opposite our house look lovely.image

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  • 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: 27,172

    Meadow buttercups are much more restrained. Taller too. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,041

    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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,382

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

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