I have this invasive plant all over my lawn and borders - can anyone tell me what it is please?
celandine, every little bit makes a new plant
Pretty yellow flowers though and disappears completely in the summer
celandine. Nasty little thing spreads by tiny bulbs on its root.
OK - thanks for that. I suppose the best way to get rid of it is to keep digging it out?
You can try ... few succeed ... the rest of us either go mad, give up gardening or take the line of least resistance and learn to enjoy them ...
I actually look forward to seeing them ... and I have planted a cultivar http://www.perennials.com/plants/ranunculus-ficaria-brazen-hussy.htmlin this garden. That being said, it's not as 'spreading' as the wild type.
I like them too. They'll be gone soon and you can forget about them til next year.
We have them in the part of the lawn we don't mow til late July to enjoy wild flowers, they are pretty and needed if this weather continues to keep us in the dark.
Hosta, celandine would look gorgeous on that bank under your oak tree
tsk, no it wouldn't. grr
tee hee tetley.
I am thinking a bank of snowdrops might be rather cheery though.
Celandines are indeed pretty but if you have them in the same numbers as I do, you forget the pretty and just see them swamping every other little thing trying to rear it's head.
If you can keep them confined to one area, that's fine but literally covering every bit of ground is a bit OTT in my opinion.
You can dig them out but you will inevitably miss some and they will simply sneer at you and carry on multiplying. You can pick off every leaf you see emerging but that generally means you are a very sad person with nothing better to do. You can lay a very thick mulch over and then pick off the leaves that struggle thru but again, this will be your life from Jan to March every year.
After 3 years, I've almost given up.......I try to pretend they are Aconites which I much prefer.
Is Hostafan's medication deadly to Celandine ? If so, I'd like some please