A third thought ivy was a flower and one in five thought the creeping buttercup
With perennial weeds such as creeping buttercup
, daisies and dandelions you must get to the root of the problem which means digging the whole thing out.
Gardens can be branded by particular weeds, reflecting the prevailing conditions, in my case Ranunculus repens, otherwise the creeping buttercup
Last year our survey showed that creeping buttercup
and cowslip were among the UK's most common wildflowers where as stinking iris and alpine lady's mantle were the least recorded.
WEEDS such as sorrel, creeping buttercup
, nettle, dock and mare's tail are signs your soil is becoming, or is too acid.
The creeping buttercup
ranunculus repens is the most common in the UK and can easily be distinguished from meadow buttercup because its leaves are in three parts with a short stalk connecting the middle section.
can also be a nuisance if not caught early.
no longer disfigures my borders and chokes my plants.
A study by Dr John Warren has shown that the number of creeping buttercup
plants with more than five petals in a sample of 100 can be used to date the age of a meadow.
Maintenance is limited to tweaking out the odd tree seedling or rogue creeping buttercup
Q OVER the last few years my rock garden has been increasingly infested with couch grass and creeping buttercup
In the end we gave up, and the only things that survived were docks and thistles, interspersed with a few plantain, pineapple weed, and creeping buttercup