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Stachys sylvatica, Hedge woundwort. should have a rather rank musty smell when you pullit out
sweet william leggy but upright which mine are not now I've removed their supporting weeds
Alchemilla mollis, (Ladies mantle) and Sweet William
weed or not is just about whether or not you like it. Some will tell you it is a weed.
I don't know the difference.
I had a bit of a drool as well
I can't see many leaves on there, mine are all well leafed when they come into flower. What are everybody else's like?
Having got my white one I'm now lusting after a pink one
I prune them by cutting a few older stems back to base occasionally. Don't shorten the stems, it looks awful
if it's got a strong musty smell to it, that's Hedge Woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
looks like mustard or charlock or one of those similar plants
The traditional tall golden rod of my childhood was a real coloniser.
I have one called Solidago caesia which seeds a bit but doesn't invade by roots. Shorter as well, couple of foot or so. Of course, it won't seed if you don't let it.
they like it sunny and well drained. They've never lasted long here.