Forum home Plants

Are weeds ?

Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162
Came across these and wasn't sure if they are weeds so left .Is the first a sea holly as have one and maybe self seeded .No idea on the second.Any ideas appreciated .Or is this just wishful thinking?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,976
    The first is an Eryngium, possibly Eryngium planum
    The second could be an Achillea but it's too blurred to be sure

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162
    Thank you nutcutlet ,will take a better pic
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Agree second one probably achillea - yarrow.  Can be pretty, our lawn is about 50% yarrow.  But is quite variable so can also have small grubby looking flowers, and does self seed.  So if not in a spot that suits then yank it out. 
  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162

  • berardeberarde Posts: 135
    I think it is phacelia which is loved by the bees and also makes a green compost. It is a hardy annual, germinates at a lower temperature so can be sown early. It seeds itself freely in my garden, but is over by midsummer, so repeat the sowing to have flowers later in the year
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited June 2019
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,738
    I agree with @BobTheGardener , Achillea millefolium aka Common yarrow. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

Sign In or Register to comment.