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?
a clematis. Possibly the wild one, Clematis vitalba
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.
Plant ID please. Is this a friend or foe? .
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.
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.
Yes - I agree with Kitty. It's that euphorbia which pops up out of the blue.
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..
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!
Iamweedy:"It is said to be a mole deterrent. but I don't have moles ."
Just goes to show that it does work.