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Anyone know what this is? I don't remember seeing it last year when we moved in. It has sprung up since I cut the poppies back. 

As usual, sorry for the sideways pic!


 

Salino

Houttuynia Cordata... invasive, but pretty white flowers...

Thank you for the replies. 

Would it be content to be moved to another spot? The space its in is pretty sparsely populated so I wad considering using this spot for my rose bush. 

nutcutlet

It's the sort of plant you can move and then you've got it in 2 places. It can be quite hard to get rid of 

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Ah, ok I'll bear that in mind. So I'm guessing then that if I dig it up to plant my rose there, it'll probably spring up again around the rose? I'm not sure if I should try it anyway or if this is a recipe for disaster. What would people recommend? Sorry for yet another question! 

nutcutlet

Ask as many questions as you like Lottie

I'm fairly tolerant of invasive plants as I have a large garden. It's quite pretty, it depends how much you like it.

I can guarantee that several people will tell you to get rid of it and they may well have the right idea.

Thank you for the replies. 

Would it be content to be moved to another spot? The space its in is pretty sparsely populated so I wad considering using this spot for my rose bush. 

fidgetbones

I keep it for the smell. If you crush the leaves it is like bitter oranges. It also likes damp areas so I have it next to the pond in the boggy bit.

Wonderful. Thank you all. I might give it a go at moving it to make space for the rose and then just keep a really good eye on it. Watch this space for the post asking how to rid a garden of crazily overgrown houttunia!

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