Celandine removal

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  1. RoyP

    RoyP Apprentice Gardener

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    We moved to a new house last May which has a small garden much of it consisting of a large flower bed roughly 15mtrs x 5mtrs which now is completely covered with Celandine.
    As I have severe back problem it is impossible for me to try and dig these out, therefore can someone recommend a suitable weed killer that would do the job.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Celandine removal from the rhs website.
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    i have lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, pile wort; growing in quite a few places among other plants so weedkiller is out. Removing by hand is a pain as it spreads easily from any of the small tubers left or dropped; these small tubers also survive most domestic compost heaps, so it's either the council garden waste of immerse in water until reduced to sludge.
    The good side of them, I actually rather like them, except in the raised bed where I grow a lot of small bulbs; is that they are quite a cheerful yellow flower with glossy green foliage in early spring and a few weeks after flowering they disappear until the following year.
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Well I did think they kind of disappeared over the summer but wasn't sure.
      I have a few that appear on my allotment and find them a nice feature in early spring.

      But I can see as how maybe a complete bed of them could be a bit much.
       
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      I have found using a Dutch Hoe in the borders where I use the Hoe to cut the Celandine as it's in leaf. I did have a large patch of Celandines surrounding my Acer Brilliantissimum and found that using the Hoe worked well as it sliced through the Celandines and they haven't come back this year in that area.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
       
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