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I am new at gardening and have just recently moved into a house with a very empty front garden area. Lat year there was pretty much just dirt there and a few small bushes.Many of the plants had developed fungus due to the heavy rains, and not a lot grew, but this year it seems something has rapidly begun growing and taking root and re-rooting itself starting at the garden border and has quickly already grown to about 8" in height and looking like it wants to take over the entire flower bed area. Im assuming this is a weed. Just today I noticed it's first flower. Should I get rid of it, or is it something that the previous owner had started growing???

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these are buttercups by the looks of it. so unless you want them dig them up.

10 May, 2010


Dig them out pronto!

10 May, 2010


Yup-just found a web site with the picture of it on. Thanks! It says it loves acidic and damp soils. With all the rain we've had in RI, something is finally growing in my garden. Too bad its not what I would like. :( Any suggestions as to what to add to the soil to lower the acid level, and make it more alkaline and conducive for healthy, happy, plants that I want there?

10 May, 2010


You can plant hydrangas, aruncas, tiarella, columbine, dicentra, spirea, astilbe, and hostas. Azalea and rhododendron will also grow in what you have.

11 May, 2010


Thank you! I will check them out!

11 May, 2010

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