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By Rigger

United Kingdom Gb

Help please! I garden organically and there has not been a chemical in our garden for 19 years. I have beaten all the "nasties" through hard work and persistance! BUT - this year I have been invaded by Creeping Buttercup and I am failing miserably to control it. Does anyone know of something that will kill it that won't harm bees, insects or the environment. PLEASE!!!!



you could try boiling water on the plants. but the best is still to dig it out. remove the roots and 'crown' dont just pull the leaves off.
welcome to GoY too.

6 Sep, 2010


Dig, dig and dig again... sorry Rigger and welcome to GoY!

6 Sep, 2010


There is an organic herbicide made of orange oil that might be effective, but I don't know if it is available in the UK.

6 Sep, 2010


I have buttercup in my lawns & that's fine with me, however, around the raised veg beds I control it with grubbing out as much as I can then hoe the new growths as it appears. It's the word 'continual' that eventually gets weed's in-hand again I find. Good luck & it's good you dont/wont use chemicals.

7 Sep, 2010

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