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TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 137
Is this a weed or plant seen in an old car park. 


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,308
    Both depending on whether you like it or not :D
    Officially it is Leycesteria formosa.
    Or Pheasant berry, if we are common,
    Or Himalayan idea why it is called that too.

    It makes a nice shrub, and later has dark berries which do tend to seed around.
    This is okay if you garden and weed fairly regularly. We  have it and it is not a problem.
    The seedlings are easily pulled out.

    I think it is lovely the creamy  and maroon red flowers are nice.
  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 137
    Thank you.
    Its can't be any more trouble than the sycamore seeds we have to pull out every year from tree's on council land.
    But it looks good.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,484
    I think its a beautiful plant in the right place. You don't need to find the right place. It self seeds and you  can decide where it can stay. The rest, you can pull out easily.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 429
    I love it and have it too. The golden lanterns variety is also beautiful.
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