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CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 617

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hello i have two pics to post whilst tidying the borders today. i was wondering if first pic was astrantia  I had planted it there last year but not sure on the leaf and it seems to be wanting to send out runners which I don't think astrantia do? Many thanks imageimageapologies if photos and text are all over place I was doing this from my phone 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    The first and second photos are Creeping Buttercup.

    The third looks like a strawberry leaf.


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,006

    1st and 2nd - creeping buttercup.  3rd, maybe alpine strawberry.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    Snap!  Obelixx image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 617

    Thanks dove and obelixx better make sure I get rid of the buttercup thing! I thought the other one looked like a strawberry leaf but just couldn't work out how it got there. image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Probably a wild strawberry, a gift from the birds.  Keep an eye on it as they can be invasive and propagate in a similar way to buttercups using both runners and seeds.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,006

    Some wild or alpine strawberries have lovely, perfumed flavour and some are deeply bland and boring so, as Bob says, keep an eye on it.  If it produces good fruit, plant it in a confined spece where you can control it.  Otherwise, get rid.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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