23.02.21: Troublesome Celandines!

We love Celandines …in the right place, in a natural environment…..on a grassy bank or verge for example…They open up their bright little faces in the Spring sunshine and without doubt provide first food for pollinators.

But when you find they have completely choked the plants we put in for winter colour back in October, it’s time for action I’m afraid.  A  square metre  area took 45 minutes to dig up and clear today. Back breaking work indeed. At this rate it will take a week of sessions to do the whole 20 metre bed.

We had a lot of celandines last year but just attacked  the problem  more regularly.

Any expert advice on how to  avoid a repeat next year?