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DesthemoanerDesthemoaner Posts: 182
edited August 2018 in Plants
Hi All,

The thing in the following pics has appeared over the last couple of weeks, in a planter formerly occupied by a couple of wild garlic plants that failed to survive the hot weather. I'd be very interested to know what it is (someone suggested "dead nettle"). 

The leaves are similar to nettles but without the sting,  and they have a vaguely unpleasant oily fragrance. It's currently contained in the planter and I don't want it to risk allowing it to spread unless I know for sure that its not going to go bonkers and take over the garden. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157
    Stachys sylvatica, Hedge Woundwort

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Spreads really fast. Don't let it escape!
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Many thanks for the prompt replies.

    Further reading indicates that folks make an ointment from the leaves. I'll isolate the plant, and perhaps harvest it for use on the injuries I tend to sustain whilst tackling our homicidal hawthorn hedge. 
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