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Can anyone help identify if this is a weed? Or know what it is? In a new home and have no idea?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,769
    creeping buttercup

  • thank you so much
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845
    Oh dear, poor you. At this time of year it is relatively easy to get your fingers under the crown of the weed and gently tease it up getting as much root as possible as the tiniest bit of root will produce another weed. Good luck I battle annually with this
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,411
    Looks like two different leaves there, have you had a Rozanne  geranium, I nearly dug mine out last year, glad I didn’t, there’s a lo5 of buttercup, but just maybe? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I started to pull it up thinking it was a weed! What a nightmare to get out 😩
    then I stopped hoping it might be a lovely plant. 
    Will try my best to get it all out.
    i think it’s only one plant there, I have more in my other borders though.
    thanks for your advice 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,411
    Then it’s all buttercup😱😢
    seems to be the year for them, they are huge in my garden, I still have hardly  planted anything out as all the spaces have a BC! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,010
    They thrive especially in sticky wet conditions ; just prise as much out as possible using a garden fork .
    Can be a menace .
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,076
    Just don't let it flower and set seed or it will be with you forever.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • I will be on it tomorrow!! Mission buttercup removal!! Thanks everyone , my first time using this forum and really helpful already!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,769
    we're always happy to help @DaisyDooDaa
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