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Elaine174Elaine174 Posts: 28
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    herb robert?
    Does it stink?

    Devon.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,937
    Put it up and you will know by the smell. :s
  • Elaine174Elaine174 Posts: 28
    Can anyone help identify this small plant please? It's growing near a laurel hedge in a shady area but I'm not sure if I should remove it. I wouldn't want to leave it to spread  if its invasive.  Thanks. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    When does a "wild flower" become a "weed"?

    Devon.
  • Elaine174Elaine174 Posts: 28
    I'm not sure. I'll go and check it out and let you know. Thanks 
  • ThankthecatThankthecat Posts: 421
    I've got that in odd spots in my garden, it's a little wild geranium. Quite pretty, good for pollinators and very easy to pull up if it's growing where you don't want it.
  • Elaine174Elaine174 Posts: 28
    Hostafan1 I don't mind wild flowers in fact I welcome them. Just wanted to know if I was encouraging a demon into the garden.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    it's easily spotted and easy enough to remove . I'd not class it as "invasive" just mildly annoying. ;)
    Devon.
  • Elaine174Elaine174 Posts: 28
    Hi Thank the cat.  I'm happy to leave it where it is especially if it's  good for pollinating insects. Thanks everyone for your advice 
  • HortusHortus Posts: 43
    It is herb Robert. It is a wildflower from the geranium family an is pretty but can take over if you leave it. It can pulled up very easily.
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