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05/05/2014 at 11:21

I dug this up then thought i better check it is a weed.

 

please advise.

 

thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44849.jpg?width=201&height=350&mode=max

 

05/05/2014 at 11:24

The photo just enlarges to a big blur. Probably Herb Robert, a weed, but could be some other Geranium.

05/05/2014 at 11:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44851.jpg?width=201&height=350&mode=max

 

05/05/2014 at 11:29

Looks like a geranium we have.  They do spread about a lot and whether or not they are weeds depends on whether or not you want them.

05/05/2014 at 11:30

As landgirl suggested a geranium which is a pretty weed -  easy to pull up when you don't want it but can be pretty and prevent other more problematic weeds growing in a vacant space when you do!

05/05/2014 at 11:36

just planted it better - hopefully it will bounce back. i like it so will keep it.

05/05/2014 at 11:37

does anyone know why its other name is Death-comes-quickly?

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/7925/Geranium-robertianum/Details

05/05/2014 at 11:49

It used to be carried as a good luck charm - possibly it would be considered good luck to have a quick death rather than a long-drawn-out one which years ago would inevitably have been painful and unpleasant. 

05/05/2014 at 11:58

To quote a well known gardener celebrity - "A weed is just a plant in the wrong place"

05/05/2014 at 12:29

herb robert stems are very red at the base and juicy. is it like that?

 it's an annual and has less root in proportion to stem than most of the perennials.

Will your camera do  higher resolution pics Michuk?

05/05/2014 at 13:51

I have one which has got far too big and needs dividing, which I will do later this year - after it has flowered.  However, it forms a lovely cushion of pink and it very pretty while it lasts.

05/05/2014 at 14:04

Also Herb Robert smells pungent. Yuk.

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