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This is some sort of climber that grows through the fence from next door, and grows through my shrubs. Does anyone know what it is?imageimage


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    a clematis. Possibly the wild one, Clematis vitalba

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,433

    It looks like a clematis, maybe one of  the early flowerers such as montana.

  • Thanks for the fast replies!

    So maybe not a weed then? I have never seen any flowers on it. It pulls out of the shrubs fairly easily.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    Plant ID please. Is this a friend or foe?   .image

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • This looks like it might be a euphorbia seedling - I'm afraid I can't tell which variety. Alternatively it could be a wallflower if there were any of these growing in that part of the garden earlier in the year. Neither can be considered a foe, so leave them and see what happens. A euphorbia will likely produce green flowers and start to spread out a bit to form a bushy shrub. A wallflower will either flower next spring or if it did so this year will probably die off  soon as they are mainly biennial. One thing to consider - if it turns out to be a euphorbia, the sap can cause skin irritation to some, so might be a problem if you have small children or other susceptible individuals in the garden. 

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I think it's a "euphorbia lathyris" iamweedy.  As Green Fingered Blogger states above, the sap is a skin irritant so wear gloves if you're pulling it out.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Yes - I agree with Kitty. It's that euphorbia which pops up out of the blue. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    Yes Thanks I had thought it might be that group. I have some E Griffithi Fireglow .

    Next question? Hhow many of you would want it growing in your garden? It is said to be a mole deterrent. but I don't have moles .   I will review it when I come back from holiday at the end of next week.  If it has taken over the flower beds by then it will be out on its ear.. image

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • Definitely worth waiting to see what it's like when it flowers. Plenty of euphorbias are a great addition to the garden with unusual textural blooms, often lime green in colour. Make a decision once you've seen them as to whether you keep it, move it or bin it!

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024

    Iamweedy:"It is said to be a mole deterrent. but I don't have moles ."

    Just goes to show that it does work. image 

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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