London (change)
12 messages
13/05/2014 at 13:27


the first is  among a drift of mixed hardy annuals that were recently sown from seed.... im pretty sure that this is an imposter, as its growing so quickly, but just wanted to make sure, before i pull it up!

the second has appeared in 2 seperate parts of the garden, and 2 people have suggested that its a begonia, but there werent any there last year, and i havent planted any. Anyone know what it is??

13/05/2014 at 13:29
13/05/2014 at 13:29
13/05/2014 at 13:36

I think the first is a weed, possibly chickweed. The second looks like dahlia leaves

13/05/2014 at 13:48

hi Fleurisa.. chickweed seems to match more or less perfectly.... thank you!

re the second one... i moved to this house this time last year, but there were no dahlias at all in the garden. in fact, there was nothing but a pierie and an acer.. is it possible that they have been lurking around sleepily since before that?

13/05/2014 at 15:25

They could be! Especially if the previous owner dug them up and left a small piece behind. With such a mild winter, it looks like it has survived and grown on.

13/05/2014 at 15:50

looks like a sucker from  a tree, such as cherry, I say this as this what comes up under my old cherry tree .

13/05/2014 at 15:54
It's right beside a piere... Do they have suckers!?
13/05/2014 at 15:56

they certainly do, the one I have does that too!

13/05/2014 at 15:59

ah ha! google just told me that it happens after root disturbance. Interestingly, about 2 weeks ago i did do a little accidental root damage whilst trying to follow a couch grass path... and the other 'sucker' is right below another pierie... best course of action?

14/05/2014 at 17:49
They were indeed suckers from my pieris! I dug them down today and found the root that they had sprung from. Chickweed also removed- thanks for your help!!
14/05/2014 at 18:08

At this time of year Chickweed makes a very good addition to a salad - it's also delicious in a sandwich with a slice or two of good salami 

email image
12 messages