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Any idea what this is? Weed or not?

I have a fuschia and growing out off the pot appears to be a weed however it has small buds.  I'm intrigued to leave it to see what happens. I am ver new to gardening. Thanksimage


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586

    I think thats all  part of the same plant.

  • ltjoltjo Posts: 6

    Thank you. It does look similar The leaves look slightly different on the  fuschia  Darker green to the right is the fuschia with brown stem. And the lighter green to the left is the new growth with green stem. I'll leave it and see what happens  


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,248

    I think its chickweed. You will be able to tell when the flowers open. The stems are a lot softer than fuchsia.

    Last edited: 25 August 2017 21:15:19

  • ltjoltjo Posts: 6

    Yes the stems are very soft. ive quickly googled it and the flowers look quite pretty. But ultimately a weed? So I should remove it? 

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    Yes, I think you should remove this weed. Not ideal with that growing in a pot with your Fuchsia.

  • ltjoltjo Posts: 6

    Fab thank you 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,076

    Chickweed ... Pull it up, wash it and eat it as salad    Very good in an egg sandwich. image

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

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