It self seeds everywhere here, Papi Jo. I only use glyphosate rarely (and very carefully) and only on pernicious weeds, which is what this plant is in my location.
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I thought it might be a willow at first but those stripes down the leaves aren't right so no idea what it is.
Yes, if it likes where it is growing it will come back each year, usually a bit earlier than this though - March or April.
The fact that the cherries are sour probably means it's an ornamental cherry, bred purely for the spring blossom. There are an impressive number of cherries though which are very decorative and the birds will love.
It's not a poppy but an Anemone coronaria (probably in the De Caen group.) They are perennial if happy.
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Mine was flopping all over the path (which is now inviible and underneath this lot) so I just stamped it down flat. Glyphosate when the sun comes as the roots are as tough as old boots and a sod to dig out. Nice when it grows where you want it but a much hated weed when it grows where you don't.
Agree, easiest is to keep mowing for now. Look up "Colt's foot" and "Winter heliotrope" to try and identify the large leaved weed. I can't zoom in enough on your photo to positively identify it.
As is Dr. Ruppel. Main thing is to identify the pruning groups, Hosta as Stephanie has the secateurs in hand by the sound of it! No. 3 might also be a group 2.
The first one looks like 'The President', although there are many similar ones. Group 2 for pruning. The 2nd is almost certainly 'Nelly Moser', also group 2. The 3rd one is probably a group 3 so can be cut back almost to the ground in spring. Clematis pruning groups:
With the 5-petalled single flowers, I suspect they could be Rosa canina (Dog rose) but could well be wrong as I'm no rose expert.
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