Problem with creeping buttercup

Kathleen Greene asked 13 years ago

Creeping buttercup has taken over quite a sizeable border which contains mainly perennials. What can I do, please?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This is a difficult problem. The best way is to simply chop out the buttercups with a spade … laborious but effective … and remove all the chopped out bits with a rake. Any missed bits can then be seen and the pieces will not re-root.

It would be possible to use Roundup but it needs to be used at a high rate and it can damage plants if it drifts. Also you will still have to take out buttercups close to plants.