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Anthony Martin unidentified plant/tree?

Can anyone help.This just shot up quickly in my Cornish garden.Might have grown from something I threw out.Do not think it`s like anything else in the garden.Green stem with distinctive leaves.Be grateful for any comment. I have palms and avocado plants and flax`s but not got a clue here? Thanks.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,863
    Its an Ash seedling Anthony. I'd get it out quickly unless you want an ash tree in your garden!
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,429
    Absolutely agree with @Ladybird4   on both counts! 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • karen paulkaren paul Posts: 230
    I agree with the above. I get these self seeding from a tree over the road, get hard to pull out even at just a few inch, especially when they grow amongst the roses or under the holly! Ouch!
  • Hey guys ,thanks very much.I`ll get the spade,Quickly!Much obliged to you.I love the way you can grow virtually anything in Cornwall but I`ve already got a giant Japanese maple and a bay tree..an ash I do not need!Already to much shade for my extensive vegetable plot.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,863
    You are most welcome Anthony.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,429
    You don't need an ash anywhere near a veg patch ... they seem to have an extensive root system near the surface which sucks the moisture out of the soil.  One here even sent its roots up into the raised beds because that was where the moisture was.   :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,450
    "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust"... and ash seedling to the compost heap (shredded to fine pieces of course).
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • dug out and disposed of...big root system.Thanks to all for comments.If anyone needs help with what to plant in Cornwall and more importantly WHEN..(veg) I `ll be happy to help.PS very large early blackberry season here.Crumble is being consumed as I post.
    Onions all curing,spud crop early,peas harvested and some replanted,Runners and French beans gone mad,Brussel sprouts already one inch diameter,beetroot have been ready for a month.Parsnips the same.With the various critters underground here  it`s not always easy to leave crops in the ground.
    This year being so dry the outdoor tomato crop is amazing.Just going red now as opposed to last year when they rotted.
    Only problem is Bolting Spinach,(as expected) I will grow from seed in pots and plant when the days are shorted to maintain my supply for Saag Aloo.
    Preparing winter cauliflower now in seed pots for planting in autumn when the pesky worms have stopped Destroying roots.GLK everyone.
  • Also down in Cornwall. I have just sown spring onions. Chinese Lettuce, carrots and turnips, all up and growing away. This morning I took 6lbs of runner beans to my club for members to help themselves, kept 2 lbs back for myself to make chutney. Still loads to come, have hammered in 6 6ft tree stakes around them and tied them in, hoping it will keep them upright when we have the incoming wind and rain this week end.

    Be careful you do not leave your tools, spade fork etc. in the ground too long amartin, they will take root down here!

  • Lol.Well already had to cut down top layer of runners because of winds but my partner has done the chutney thing too.Some of the spuds have had brown soft spots on them.Might be a bit of lime in the soil,but the earlies are always a joy and always early.Even the beast freezing them in the ground did not stop them.I`m going to try Garlic this autumn.I`m probably talking on the wrong forum so I`ll push off!
    P.S.My Hydrangea was red last year and blue this year (not moved it) Is that normal?
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