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29/03/2014 at 17:42

Hi to the great and wise 

Found this growing in a bed and don't know what it is. If you could assist with identification that would be super. Pics below:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40917.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40920.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

Many thanks x 

29/03/2014 at 17:48

Hey Panda

Small and unwise here

It's a weed, bird's eye. annual, not serious but seeds a lot

29/03/2014 at 17:52

Knew you'd know Nut! 

And you are great and wise 

29/03/2014 at 18:20
Also called speedwell.
29/03/2014 at 18:39

Thanks Ceres  That I have heard of!

29/03/2014 at 18:48

Germander speedwell? Lovely out in the countryside; perhaps not in your garden Panda

29/03/2014 at 18:55

Isn't germander speedwekll the perennial one?

29/03/2014 at 21:00

I don't remember it last year. The flowers are pretty. Will hoik out though if we think it's invasive as the last plant I left (columbine) has gone mental, and I wish I'd got rid of it last year!

29/03/2014 at 21:07

I wish I had Aquilegias (columbines) randomly self seeding in my garden! I planted a few a couple of years ago and haven't seen them since 

29/03/2014 at 21:39

Question from, 'A wise one'.

Why is it.  We all marvel at the abundance of wild flowers.  In this perspective, we class them a being great, collectible etc.  However.  Find one growing in your garden, and it's.  Donna & Blitzen.  A horrible weed!!!!!???????

29/03/2014 at 21:53

You make a valid point Mike. I am by no means a prissy gardener with neat soil round each plant, but I do need some room for those I've bought. I do like the wee blue flowers though so they'll probably stay for a while 

29/03/2014 at 21:55

They have a very short season and they're a lovely blue.

Eradication would be near impossible for me so I've decided to like them.

 

29/03/2014 at 22:37

What did 'Nut' identify it as? Not sure how this Forum works, as the replies do not always show up.  I'm probably missing something, as a relative newcomer.

29/03/2014 at 22:43

It's one of the speedwells, Veronica hederifolia. I know it as bird's eye but all natives have a lot of names. It's an annual, flowers very early in the year

http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicweeds/weed_information/weed.php?id=44

 

30/03/2014 at 14:22

I have been fighting a battle with Speedwell in my lawn and borders for years and feel I have just got on top of it, however now I am taking on the fight against the dreaded Hairy Bittercress.  

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