Forum home Plants

Is this a weed?

AdRockAdRock Posts: 241
We’ve got loads of this in the garden at the moment, it seems a bit like a weed to me! 

Posts

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858
    Nope  :) looks to me like Centaurea Montana ... one of my favourite flowers. 
    Each autumn the plants are raided by goldfinches for the seeds ... magic  :)

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/3364/Great-blue-bottle/Details

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





  • B3B3 Posts: 27,305
    I love them too but so do ant farmers
    🐜
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858
    Must be your particular ants @B3 😉 ... ours don’t seem interested in them, and we’re on light land so we do have ants. 

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





  • B3B3 Posts: 27,305
    Mine definitely have agricultural tendencies. They line the black aphids all the way up the stems. Same on my artichoke.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858
    🤔 keep them there please ... don’t want them here 😉 

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





  • AdRockAdRock Posts: 241
    Thanks for the replies! I recognise it now after researching the flower. The leaves must be similar to another plant I was thinking of that's more of a weed.

    Would this be classed as a thug? It seems to have taken over a bit!
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,305
    I wouldn't say so. It's easy to hoik out if you don't like it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,456
    You can lift it and split the clump, so you could replant in other places (if you like it !), or maybe give some to any gardening friends.
  • And the bees 🐝 love it!
  • And the bees 🐝 love it!
     :)  <3:p
Sign In or Register to comment.