Forum home Problem solving


I have this invasive plant all over my lawn and borders - can anyone tell me what it is please?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    celandine, every little bit makes a new plant

    Pretty yellow flowers though and disappears completely in the summer

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    celandine. Nasty little thing spreads by tiny bulbs on its root.

  • Alex 4Alex 4 Posts: 56

    OK - thanks for that. I suppose the best way to get rid of it is to keep digging it out?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,502

    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 ... image

    I actually look forward to seeing them ... and I have planted a cultivar this garden.  That being said, it's not as 'spreading' as the wild type.


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • B3B3 Posts: 14,993

    I like them too. They'll be gone soon and you can forget about them til next year.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 901

    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.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,502

    Hosta, celandine would look gorgeous on that bank under your oak tree image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    tsk, no it wouldn't. grrimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    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 pleaseimage



Sign In or Register to comment.