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16/06/2013 at 15:02

is this that I have been nurturing a weed or flower ?

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16/06/2013 at 15:11

Feverfew?

If I'm right, you can decide whether it's a herb or a weed, depending on whether you want it there or not 

16/06/2013 at 15:16

Jean it looks like feverfew- forget its 'proper' name - Tanacetum something -or tansy which is Tanacetum vulgare. I couldn't quite tell whether the flowers were yellow or white- although they look more yellowy so more likely tansy. (Feverfew has flowers which look more like  daisies). It can be a bit of a nuisance but it's easy to pull out if you don't want it. More for a natural area than a cultivated herb garden or border perhaps. There are cultivated varieties avavilable. Hope that's of some use.

16/06/2013 at 15:29

Definitely feverfew. I think it may be a weed but haven't quite decided. It will grow in a few places that others won't so I may let it stay a bit longer

16/06/2013 at 15:29

thanks for that.. no idea how it got there but it does fill a space...thats settled an  arguement between husband & myself as he said  weed...I said well it looks nice so leave it & I reckon its a flower....now I can say.. see I told u so...lol

it used to be in many old gardens apparently..I say its defo a flower..ha haa..

16/06/2013 at 15:34

Was used to treat fevers and I think some chew it for migraines. Don't know if it works or poisons any other part of you

16/06/2013 at 16:16

Did not work for me and it tastes disgusting.

16/06/2013 at 16:18

certainly smells disgusting. 

16/06/2013 at 21:17

My mother used to eat in in sandwiches to help with her migraines - she said it did help but she hated the taste.  She's still alive at 89 so it didn't do her any harm 

16/06/2013 at 21:23

Watch our for the babies next year!!

At least they're easy to identify & pull out.

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