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29/04/2013 at 20:21

Does anyone know what this weed is?


29/04/2013 at 20:32

Has it got lots of fragile looking white roots and spreads around a lot?

When does it flower?

What colour are the flowers?

How tall does it get?


29/04/2013 at 20:42

I don't know about any of those things. It has only just appeared for the first time. I've had the garden for three years but haven't seen it before.

29/04/2013 at 20:45

Is there just the one then? 

29/04/2013 at 20:47

No there are a few. I've zapped them with weed killer. I'll pull them up at the weekend and see what the roots are like.

29/04/2013 at 20:51

Try checking out enchanter's nightshade.

29/04/2013 at 20:57

Good idea.  enchanter's nightshade was my first thought (little white roots) but not convinced.

Are you sure it's a weed?

29/04/2013 at 21:01

Thanks. I've googled it and it does look possible. Wikipedia says it spreads via burrs on fur and we get a lot of foxes and cats in our garden so it is quite possible that it has come in on one of them.

29/04/2013 at 21:05

Look for the white roots to confirm. 

29/04/2013 at 21:27

I agree that it is enchanters nightshade. I have it and it is a pain. Have bben trying to eradicate it without success for a few years. It does have pretty flowers though.

29/04/2013 at 21:33

It does have pretty flowers punkdoc, I introduced it deliberately, against the advice of the person I was begging it from. One of my many gardening errors

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