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CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 547
Good morning can anyone help me identify any keepers or weeds please? Thankyou 


  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 640
    If the 4th one has a 'stingy' feel when you touch it it might be green alkanet, I treat it like a weed.
    The last one looks like some sort of dandelion maybe?
    I want to guess at teasel for the first 2, don't know the 3rd one sorry.
    There's also some primroses in 2 and 5.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    1 and 2 I think Teasel as well.
    3 is Evening primrose.
    4 Don't know.
    5 I don't think a dandelion, more a Hawkbit type, the leaf looks thicker, softer, slightly hairy/fuzzy?
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 547
    Thankyou bullfinch and rubytoo. Should I keep the teasel one? Not sure what that will look like? 
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 640
    I like teasels, so do goldfinches! They can get quite tall, and are spikey  so it depends if you are going to get snagged by them when you walk past.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    edited May 2019
    bullfinch is right about the finches, also bees love the little purple flowers.
    The photos bit scrolls through so you can see it at different times of year. You will recognize it once you see it :)
    They are a bit spikey but you don't have to touch them :D

    If you dig down carefully they have a long tap rot, you could move them if they were in the way at this stage as they do not look very old or big yet.

  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 547
    Thankyou both that’s really helpful 😁
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