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24/04/2014 at 18:07

Hi all,

Complete beginner here.....just wondering if anyone can help me confirm if the plant below is a weed or vegetable/plant....

I have searched high and low and the only item i can find similar is a Canada Thistle?

Please excuse my ignorance!



24/04/2014 at 18:27

Hi Paul

It looks to me like a seedling of one of the ornamental poppies (commonly called opium poppies) - they seed themselves around all over the place and the seeds keep coming up for years afterwards.

As a weed is a plant in the wrong place, if this is in your veg patch it's probably best regarded as a weed.  If you want to transplant it to a flower bed you can try, but in my experience they don't take very kindly to being transplanted.

24/04/2014 at 18:49

Looks like  a poppy to me too.

24/04/2014 at 18:52

Poppy says me

24/04/2014 at 18:54
24/04/2014 at 18:54

Ditto - I thought poppy too.

24/04/2014 at 18:59
Thanks very much! Yes it is in my earmarked vegetable patch, actuslly there are two of them.

Think I will take the risk and have a go at transplanting them both.

Much appreciated Dove and all.
24/04/2014 at 19:02

If you move it with a large enough lump of soil it won't know the difference

24/04/2014 at 19:09

I just love poppies.If you collect the seeds Paul you can have a lot more for next year.

24/04/2014 at 20:28

If it's a poppy I'd be horribly tempted to leave it just where it is and see what nature gives you!  Might be candy pink double, could be single red....or a little!  Enjoy! Whatever...poppies are gorgeous!

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