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04/08/2013 at 12:19

Hi, these have sprung up in our flowerbed. Does anyone happen to know what they could be? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28740.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28741.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 and secondly,this one...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28743.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 (not a stinging nettle - have tested this )

04/08/2013 at 12:35

The first and second ones look like dahlias.  Can't help with the third one though.

04/08/2013 at 13:39

The third one is a deadnettle, I think. Does it stink to high heaven when you pull a bit off?

04/08/2013 at 13:54

BobTheGardner I certainly did not expect that as was thinking it might be some sort of weed! We went to the garden centre the other day to buy a Dahlia (Bishop of Llandaff) and we had one all along. Looking forward to it flowering now.

Waterbutts it did have a bit of a strange aroma that's for sure.

Thanks very much you two.

04/08/2013 at 22:00

another possibilty for the thirdis woundwort, Stachys sylvatica. Same family, worse smell

06/08/2013 at 20:27

Thanks for your help nutcutlet. I have pulled the pesky thing out now. 

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