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hi im new to gardening could somebody id this palnt 


 

Edd

Illegal! 

is it really what i think it is , its not mine . someone is taking the micky out of me !. 

 

Edd

Tell the police that and see what happens!!! lol.

Dovefromabove

It's hemp, most likely grown from wild bird seed - it's from the same family as marijuana but much less potent.  

Any of the stronger hemp seed used in bird seed is heat treated to prevent germination, so yours is likely to be industrial hemp, used for making fibres for rope and cloth.  

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KEF

They once found some growing in a police station garden not too far from here, that was

Didn't the Victorians use it in their herbaceous borders in all innocence ?

Looks rather a young plant to use that as an excuse tho......sorry, no help at all 

so it is weed , i genuinley didnt know . sorry 

Sorry to read Dove's post.........there's not as much money in rope as t'other I fear

Joel.........no need to apologise..........altho you may find you get some weird PM's

Orchid Lady

I just showed this my OH who knows very little about plants.......should I be worried that he knew what it was?? 

Stacey Docherty

Lol it's hemp!!!!!! It's related to cannabis but it has a lower thc compound ( the weeeeee in weed!!!) lol it's not illegal and can be quite pretty when it flowers!!!

and i have my pa1 and pa6 tests starting tomorrow , 

KEF

OL I take it that he feeds the birds and weeds up what grows under the feeders

Orchid Lady

Of course KEF....nothing more  To be fair, he also recognised a Foxglove at the GC centre today so I bought it because I was so impressed that he knew what it was 

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Edd
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Lol it's hemp!!!!!! It's related to cannabis but it has a lower thc compound ( the weeeeee in weed!!!) lol it's not illegal and can be quite pretty when it flowers!!!

 

Yes, it is legal to grow hemp in the UK based on conditions. 

The main condition is that you have a Government approved license! 

A license requires a number of things from you: 
1) that you do not have a previous criminal record 
2) that you do not grow in view of too many people 
3) that you grow low THC (the drug ingredient in cannabis sativa, the latin name for hemp) variety 
4) that you know what you are growing for and can tell who you will sell the end product to 
5) that you pay the Government license fees to check all the above.

 

KEF

Joel don't stress, you've made us smile.   There might be a rush on bird seed from casual viewers to the forum

Orchid Lady

Don't worry Joel, it made me smile and I needed a smile today  What are pa tests?

KEF

Edd, Stacey is a woman in the know about criminal issues

glad i made you all smile lol , my pa tests are for my chemical spraying licenses ,