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10/04/2014 at 16:21

Hi, wonder if anyone can help Im a bit new at gardening I recently cleared a raised bed read for some planting when this one invited itself Im guessing its a grass but is it worth keeping or will it crowd out my plants.I have found it in another bed where I have Arum lillies and it seems to be crowding them should I dig it out. appreciate any help

10/04/2014 at 16:29

I can't enlarge it to get a good look - any chance of a close-up of leaf shape and the flower/

10/04/2014 at 17:01


 hope this is better.


10/04/2014 at 17:06

Are those grass seed heads coming from it? Looks like something that self seeded in my garden once, once it put up grass type flower heads I pulled it up

10/04/2014 at 17:21

It looks like something that once grew under a bird table - any bird feeders in that area?


But whatever it is, it's a grass that self-seeds itself around - I think I'd pull it up and put it in the bin before it can do it again 

10/04/2014 at 17:23

I'd agree. Looks exactly like the kind of stuff that germinates from bird seed. 

10/04/2014 at 17:30

Many thanks, no bird feeder but the lady who lived here before me used to feed the birds. time for the spade to get to work. cheers

10/04/2014 at 17:53

I think that triangular leaf shape makes it a sedge. From the size, possibly pendu;ous sedge, Carex pendula. Attractive but seeds around a lot and takes up a lot of room

10/04/2014 at 18:00

It is a very attractive plant John but as the others say it seeds itself about a lot and if you leave it in it takes a lot of digging out as it increases into a big clump.  

11/04/2014 at 10:36

i found it clumps quite badly, dug a good 10 to 12 plants out so far.

11/04/2014 at 13:46

I have it in a wild bit of a big garden, I wouldn't have it in a flower bed

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