Weed or plant

angel190276angel190276 Posts: 4
I am new to gardening and downloaded an app to help me identify weeds. However it seems to think this one is a plant but I think it’s a weed. Could anyone help confirm if I need to water it or dig it up please? It the little purple ones in the picture. 

I know the others at the side of it is a lady’s mantle so I’m watering those. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041
    the pink one is a willowherb, 

  • angel190276angel190276 Posts: 4
    Thank you, I will dig it up! 
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    You probably won't have to expend that much energy, those small one just pull out.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,924
    Look out for them as perennial plants too - they look a bit different. More like a small rosette of stems with leaves, and they're quite a dark red. [hope that makes sense!] 
    Still quite easy to pull up though. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Even if it wasn't a weed I would get rid of it anyway, as it has no decorative value.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,924
    They are a good food source for several insects, and en masse in 'the wild' with other things like hogweed, they can look impressive, but they have no place in a small, domestic setting and will quickly seed everywhere. A mature plant can produce 100,000 seeds. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,623
    Even if it wasn't a weed I would get rid of it anyway, as it has no decorative value.
    I thought it looked very pretty  :|
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • ManderMander Gateshead and LondonPosts: 17
    I like the look of them so I let them grow when I first saw them and didn't know any better. They get everywhere and you will be pulling them until the end of time. I still let some of them grow for a bit but I try to pull them before they set seed.
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 338
    There is an expression, one year's seed, seven years weed. Unless you want something to multiply freely it's best to keep on top of the weeding, removing them before they flower or at least the moment the flowers fade. I'm always amazed by how fertile weeds are and how they prosper where are cultivated plants struggle.  I suppose that is why we call them weeds!
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