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Plant or weed

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:55

Have you grown mixed salad leaves or anything like that?  It could have come in a mixture like that.  Or possibly even in some birdseed. 

It looks as if there's a brassica of some sort  flowering in the bottom left hand corner (with a yellow flower) - if you've not grown any veg that could have come in bird seed too. 

Once the chard has flowered and it's seeds are ripe the plant will die.  Unless you want it to seed around the place I'd pull it up and compost/bin it.

Weeds in garden & Paddock

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:50

I think the second is Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara -  

As far as I'm aware it's fine for horses - it cerainly grew in our paddocks and our horses appeared to come to no harm.

Plant or weed

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:39


That's last year's Ruby Chard throwing up a flower spike

Plant or weed

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:35

Can you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar where you type your post, then you'll get instructions to upload the photo from your pc/laptop/whatever .

Don't think it works for phones tho


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:33

Cut off the dead flowers before they grow a seed pod and then allow the leaves to die down naturally.  I usually give them a feed of Fish Blood and Bone when I dead head them, to help the bulbs to bulk up for next year.

What is this flower please

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:32

Or the seeds could have been laying dormant in your garden for years and something happened to trigger them growing.  Aren't they lovely

Plant or weed

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:29

Sorry, I can't open that link - can anyone else open it?

What is this flower please

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 18:51

They're Aquilegia (aka Granny's Bonnets, Columbine)

Can anyone identify this weed and suggest how we can get rid of it?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 18:46

That looks like Vinca Major - the periwinkle - have you ever seen it have pretty blue flowers like these?

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