Growing in great numbers in one of the wild flower patches - what is it, should it go or should it stay and is it of any benefit to wildlife?
It looks like Fat Hen, Chenopodium Album, not a plant I want to see on my patch.
It's one I like to see on mine, but mine is a wildlife garden. Wild birds eat the seed if my neighbour doesn't take it for his birds
It's definitely one or the other with Fat Hen!
Causes mayhem in a veg plot but perfect for wildlife.
A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
Thank you everyone, so Fat Hen it is. I have removed a few stalks however there is plenty left for the birds and I imagine it could overpower the plot if I let it.
Our veg plot has almost been taken over by common wild Poppies as well as hand sown Marigolds and Nasturtiam, all for the benefit of deterring aphids etc.