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Mystery plants

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 00:09

Woops, left one off!  This is a very tall, hard stem with deep purple flowers on it.  There's loads of them growing in really poor soil down the side of our drive and a small clump of them in an old pot we uncovered in an old flower bed.  


You can see them sticking up from the pot on the left-hand side of this picture

You can see them (well most of them) on the right hand side of this pic.  


 Apologies for not having a better picture - didn't think this one through back in the summer! 


Thanks in advance 

Mystery plants

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 00:00

Hello everyone,  

This is my first post on the forum but I have been lurking for a while, learning lots from all you knowledgeable folk!

Anyway, I recently bought a house with a very large, but neglected garden.  Being a novice gardener, I'm having to lean fast on the job! Lots of existing plants have been saved but I'm not sure what some of them are.  I would be really grateful for some help!  


 They're both really easy to grow and seem virulent so I'm worried they're weeds!! 


Ground elder

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 13:46

We have SO MUCH ground elder in our garden it's unbelievable.  I think it could qualify for a national collection! 

Roundup got rid of it when we first purchased our house in summer 2012 and then one of the very overgrown flowerbeds was dug over and all traces of ground elder that we could see were removed.  Still lots trying to come up there though! 

I think it's going to be a long hard slog to get rid of it all.  

We uncovered a patch at the back of the garden that had been covered in black plastic sheeting for a couple of years.  That was about 2 months ago and now ground elder is shooting up there like a carpet.  Would roundup be effective this time of year so should I try and dig it out?  We want to sow grass seed on the area eventually.  

Awful stuff!

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Mystery plants

Help with identifying plants please! 
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