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Hi everyone,

We have some very large weeds in our garden that seem to to be taking over!!!  I've added a picture. Does anyone know what they are? the leaves and stalks are quite large, and they seem to be growing what can only be described as a "fruit" spikey things!!
they also smell horrible when you disturb the plants


Any help much appreciated



Ah thank you, that is it......little bit alarmed having read your link, is this somehting I need to be concerned about, I really want to get rid of it, but not sure the best way


It's fascinating but it is toxic - but then so are many plants in our gardens.  If you have children in the garden I'd pull it up now.  If not I would just make sure it's pulled up and bagged and binned before the seeds begin to ripen.  Wear long sleeves and gloves. 


All I have ever done is to pull it up and put the plant in the bin. Wash your hands maybe afterwards.


Thanks for the info everyone, I shall attempt to get rid of it this weekend....with care!!

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