Day 48: lesser celandine

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

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I’m always in two minds about lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria). Conflicted, you might say. Pleased to see its buttercup yellow flowers ushering in spring, and slightly aghast at its ability to completely blanket a border in a thick mat of (admittedly quite attractive) spade shaped, blotched green foliage. Its brittle, fleshy roots make it a pig to weed too – especially in heavy soil – and, just as you decide you hate the stuff... it disappears for another year. *poof* 


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