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04/06/2012 at 20:45

We bought a house a couple of months ago and we've just attacked the rockery area which was completely overgrown with the same plant. It was a mid-green coloured sickly-sweet smelling plant with red stems. Anyone got any idea's on what plant it could be? (was growing in good soil but an area that probably didn't get too much sun) We would have taken a photo but they stunk so badly we just wanted to get them out!

04/06/2012 at 21:13
05/06/2012 at 17:04

I also suspect it was Herb Robert, which I regard as a weed - but does it stink?   I can't say I have ever noticed that.

05/06/2012 at 17:10
gardengirl6 wrote (see)

I also suspect it was Herb Robert, which I regard as a weed - but does it stink?   I can't say I have ever noticed that.

It's called 'Stinky Bob' (no relation!) in some areas.

05/06/2012 at 17:18

Thanks.   Perhaps I have never noticed the smell, because I regard it as a weed and yank it out my garden as soon as it springs up.   Next one I see, I will take a deep sniff at!!!

05/06/2012 at 17:37

<em style="font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; color: #000000; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; font-size: small;">I suspect Geranium macrorrhizum whcih is a good ground cover plant in shade ans has strongly smelling foliage.

05/06/2012 at 17:40
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Oh!! I copied the name from the internet as it is difficult to spell and obviously the font was not compatiable!

I suspect Geranium macrorrhizum which is a good ground cover plant in shade and has strongly smelling foliage.

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05/06/2012 at 21:56

I've taken a picture of the plant which I will try and upload off my phone over the next couple of days (so watch this space!)

 

06/06/2012 at 17:09

I was out walking today and saw some Herb Robert growing - yes, it does have a smell.    Strange that I have never noticed this before!

07/06/2012 at 16:19

Geraniums seem to divide people - I love the smell of all of them.

07/06/2012 at 18:46

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8488.jpg?width=800&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8489.jpg?width=800&height=350&mode=max

 

 Any Idea's?

08/06/2012 at 10:05

Is it in a damp place and does it smell fishy?  Then could be a houttuynia - spreads like wildfire and difficult to eradicate.

08/06/2012 at 10:36

Thanks happymarion, you have identified what I have been trying to get rid of for over a year. I've been painting on weedkiller everytime I see a bit of it so a lot more under control now. Absolutley stinks,  looks ugly and incrediably invasive.

09/06/2012 at 09:54

I've had a look at the pictures of houttuynia on google and reckon you're right! Got the horrible smell, the right leaves and the right stems! Let's just hope the bugger doesn't come back!

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