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4thPanda

Hi all 

So these 'little' bad boys have popped up in my front garden and, whilst I know they are plants (tee hee!) I don't know what they are. Please can you help 


 


Many thanks  

Top one - Ceranthus ruber?

Bottom One - I need help too

nutcutlet

Top is Centranthus ruber known as valerian. good for bees

Bottom is Alliaria petiolata, jack by the hedge, one of the food plants for orange tip butterflies.

fidgetbones

Centranthus ruber

garlic mustard or jack by the hedge

SweetPea93

Valerian as in the stuff cat's go bonkers for as an alternative to catnip? Will have to look into getting some myself.

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Scott Edwards

Second picture looks like a Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). Carefully dig it out before the roots spread too far!

fidgetbones

No, scott, leaves similar, flower nothing like.

Scott Edwards

On closer inspection I agree with the view that its jack by the hedge

4thPanda

Thanks 

Do you want to play 20 guesses where Jack by the hedge is growing?

nutcutlet

Is it in the middle of the lawn Panda

4thPanda

That's right nut! You win  

As it is food for butterflies I guess I'll leave it. There is a lot of it though, and it is self sown!

4thPanda

Guess that explains why I didn't see it last year then  I do like the pretty white flowers though. Happy it's loved by butterflies.

Valerian and not sure about the second one - will do some research!

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