Untended, gardens soon fill up with seedlings from all manner of plants. I haven't found this one any worse that many others and easier to remove than all the baby ashes, field maples, and their friends.
Easy from seed if you sow it now and leave it outside
That's why I asked you to post a photo Pinny
Your second picture has self heal flowers Jo. I think it's selfheal.
Mine aren't bristly like that
No it wouldn't be ethical.
I stroked my selfheal this afternoon, it's smooth
Yes, you're right to be suspicious. It might do just that. It's been in my garden for years so I think it's hardy. I love it but that great red can be lost unless it's grown hard, (starved in a pot or in not very good soil)
I found the voice tedious. I could only manage a couple of minutes.
You'll have to define plumbago or post a pic. I can think of several plants that are known as plumbago
You're right pansyface
Something in the poplar/willow family do you think?