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26/06/2012 at 22:18

 I have a few of these appearing. The OH seems to think it's a weed, but I've been unable to identify it. Any ideas?


26/06/2012 at 22:38

It's definitely one of the Willowherbs, probably Broad-leaved or possibly Rosebay.  If you let it seed, it will pop-up everywhere!

26/06/2012 at 22:40

Willow herb,it's a weed pull it out asap, grab hold as near to the ground as possible and the whole thing complete with roots should come out in one.

Take a look here--

The right hand picture  will help you  indentify it while still small and gets chance to flower and go to seed.

26/06/2012 at 22:47

That's a shame, it's quite pretty!

OK, thanks very much for the help

27/06/2012 at 13:43

If I have a pretty wildflower in the garden I leave it there, why would you want to get rid of it if you like it!!

27/06/2012 at 17:16

A weed is a flower in the wrong place,
according to poet Ian Emberson - and I agree with him!


27/06/2012 at 17:47
FloBear wrote (see)

A weed is a flower in the wrong place,
according to poet Ian Emberson - and I agree with him!


Very true,but how many flowers do you want in the wrong place,this one can spread very rapidly

27/06/2012 at 18:05

Yes, you do have to be careful to know your flowers' little habits. I was given some pink Japanese anemones 20 years ago. They still pop up from time to time in the paving even though I have tried to get rid of them on many occasions

27/06/2012 at 22:47
My Japanese Anemone is trying to take over the world !
27/06/2012 at 23:49
Yeah, on closer examination there did appear to rather a lot of it. In some cases it was attempting to menace other plants, so it's been pretty seriously culled.
I'm all for the allowing pretty weeds in approach, but my garden isn't established enough to pull this off yet. It just looks like I'm really lazy with the weeding!
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