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Friend or foe?

This has started growing next to a delphinium. If it is worth keeping I can set about transplanting, if not the compost heap.....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168
    Common Hogweed ... a wild plant (biennial) with beautiful flowers and seedheads, but can be invasive.  As children we gathered it by the armful to feed our pet rabbits and goats.

    If you have a 'normal' sized garden rather than several acres you'll probably want to get rid of it before its roots get any bigger ... the hairs on the leaves can cause a sensitivity in some people (nothing like as bad as with Giant Hogweed which is a totally different plant) so long sleeves and gloves might be a good idea. 

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

  • MemetraderMemetrader Posts: 48
    Thank you so much Dovefromabove  - it's in the bin  :)
  • FireFire Posts: 17,398
    "Friend or foe?"

    That seems a very binary approach.
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